A unified stabilized mixed finite element method for coupling Stokes and Darcy flows. (English) Zbl 1228.76090

Summary: A stabilized mixed finite element method for solving the coupled Stokes and Darcy flows problem is formulated and analyzed. The approach utilizes the same nonconforming Crouzeix-Raviart element discretization on the entire domain. A discrete inf-sup condition and an optimal a priori error estimate are derived. Finally, some numerical examples verifying the theoretical predictions are presented.


76M10 Finite element methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76S05 Flows in porous media; filtration; seepage
76D07 Stokes and related (Oseen, etc.) flows
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