A finite difference analysis of Biot’s consolidation model. (English) Zbl 1023.76032

Summary: We give stability estimates and convergence analysis of finite difference methods for Biot’s consolidation model. Initially central differences for space discretization and a weighed two-level time scheme are examined. To improve stability and convergence limitations for this scheme, we also consider space discretizations on MAC type grids (staggered grids). Numerical results illustrate the obtained theoretical results.


76M20 Finite difference methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76S05 Flows in porous media; filtration; seepage
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