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Finite Elements and Fast Iterative Solvers: with Applications in Incompressible Fluid Dynamics

Howard Elman, David Silvester, and Andy Wathen


The subject of this book is the efficient solution of partial differential equations (PDEs) that arise when modelling incompressible fluid flow. The first part (Chapters 1 through 5) covers the Poisson equation and the Stokes equations. For each PDE, there is a chapter concerned with finite element discretization and a companion chapter concerned with efficient iterative solution of the algebraic equations obtained from discretization. Chapter 5 describes the basics of PDE-constrained optimization. The second part of the book (Chapters 6 to 11) is a more advanced introduction to the numerical ... More

Keywords: Incompressible flows, discretization, finite elements, iterative methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199678792
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Elman, author
Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland at College Park

David Silvester, author
Professor, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester

Andy Wathen, author
Reader in Numerical Analysis, University of Oxford