Finite-element solution of flow problems with trailing conditions. (English) Zbl 0766.76049

Summary: The paper deals with the finite-element solution of stream function problems describing nonviscous subsonic irrotational flows past profiles. The main emphasis is laid on the treatment of the nonstandard trailing stagnation conditions which lead to physically admissible solutions. The paper presents a general conception of stream function finite-element modelling of complicated flow problems and a complete theory of the finite-element approximations, including the investigation of the existence and uniqueness of the solution of the nonsymmetric discrete problem and the convergence of approximate solutions to the exact solution.


76M10 Finite element methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76G25 General aerodynamics and subsonic flows
65N30 Finite element, Rayleigh-Ritz and Galerkin methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
65N12 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
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