Stabilized mixed methods for the Stokes problem. (English) Zbl 0669.76052

The solution of the Stokes problem is approximated by three stabilized mixed methods, one due to Th. J. R. Hughes, M. Balestra, and L. P. Franca [Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Eng. 59, 85-99 (1986; Zbl 0622.76077)] and the other two being variants of this procedure. In each case the bilinear form associated with the saddle-point problem of the standard mixed formulation is modified to become coercive over the finite element space. Error estimates are derived for each procedure.


76D07 Stokes and related (Oseen, etc.) flows
65N30 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs


Zbl 0622.76077
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