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Multilevel methods in space and time for the Navier-Stokes equations. (English) Zbl 0897.76070
Summary: We investigate the discretization in time of numerical schemes based on multilevel spatial splittings for the two-dimensional periodic Navier-Stokes equations. The approximate solution is computed as the sum of a low frequency component and a high frequency one. These two terms are advanced in time using different step sizes. We show improved stability conditions (with respect to the classical Galerkin method). We derive error estimates that indicate that the high frequency term can be integrated less often. We address implementation issues and show that the method should yield a significant gain in computing time.
Reviewer: Reviewer (Berlin)

MSC:
76M25 Other numerical methods (fluid mechanics) (MSC2010)
76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
65M12 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
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