Relationships among some conservative discretization methods. (English) Zbl 1010.76064

Chen, Zhangxin (ed.) et al., Numerical treatment of multiphase flows in porous media. Proceedings of the international workshop, Beijing, China, August 2-6, 1999. Berlin: Springer. Lect. Notes Phys. 552, 267-282 (2000).
Summary: We discuss relationships among various mass-conservative discretization techniques for equations of the type \(-\nabla\cdot{\mathbf K}\nabla p=q\) on distorted logically rectangular meshes. The case of heterogeneous anisotropic \({\mathbf K}\) is important for applications to subsurface porous media, in particular to the groundwater flow equation and to the pressure equation of petroleum reservoir simulation. Some methods are based on \({\mathbf K}\) itself, others on \({\mathbf K}^{-1}\). Within one of these groups, mass lumping and quadrature can be keys to understanding connections between methods; incomplete inversion of the mass matrix is useful in relating one group to the other.
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76M12 Finite volume methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76S05 Flows in porous media; filtration; seepage
86A05 Hydrology, hydrography, oceanography