Volume 40, Number 3, May-June 2006
|Page(s)||529 - 552|
|Published online||22 July 2006|
A reduced basis element method for the steady Stokes problem
Norwegian University of Science
Technology, Department of Mathematical Sciences, 7491 Trondheim, Norway. email@example.com
2 Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France.
The reduced basis element method is a new approach for approximating the solution of problems described by partial differential equations. The method takes its roots in domain decomposition methods and reduced basis discretizations. The basic idea is to first decompose the computational domain into a series of subdomains that are deformations of a few reference domains (or generic computational parts). Associated with each reference domain are precomputed solutions corresponding to the same governing partial differential equation, but solved for different choices of deformations of the reference subdomains and mapped onto the reference shape. The approximation corresponding to a new shape is then taken to be a linear combination of the precomputed solutions, mapped from the generic computational part to the actual computational part. We extend earlier work in this direction to solve incompressible fluid flow problems governed by the steady Stokes equations. Particular focus is given to satisfying the inf-sup condition, to a posteriori error estimation, and to “gluing” the local solutions together in the multidomain case.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 65C20 / 65N15 / 65N30 / 65N35 / 76D07 / 93A30
Key words: Stokes flow / reduced basis / reduced order model / domain decomposition / mortar method / output bounds / a posteriori error estimators.
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