Volume 55, 2021Regular articles published in advance of the transition of the journal to Subscribe to Open (S2O). Free supplement sponsored by the Fonds National pour la Science Ouverte
|Page(s)||S417 - S445|
|Published online||26 February 2021|
Numerical analysis for a chemotaxis-Navier–Stokes system
Escuela de Matemáticas, Universidad Industrial de Santander, A.A. 678, Bucaramanga, Colombia
2 Departamento de Ecuaciones Diferenciales y Análisis Numérico and IMUS, Universidad de Sevilla, Facultad de Matemáticas, C/ Tarfia, S/N, 41012 Sevilla, Spain
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 June 2020
In this paper we develop a numerical scheme for approximating a d-dimensional chemotaxis-Navier–Stokes system, d =2, 3, modeling cellular swimming in incompressible fluids. This model describes the chemotaxis-fluid interaction in cases where the chemical signal is consumed with a rate proportional to the amount of organisms. We construct numerical approximations based on the Finite Element method and analyze optimal error estimates and convergence towards regular solutions. In order to construct the numerical scheme, we use a splitting technique to deal with the chemo-attraction term in the cell-density equation, leading to introduce a new variable given by the gradient of the chemical concentration. Having the equivalent model, we consider a fully discrete Finite Element approximation which is well-posed and mass-conservative. We obtain uniform estimates and analyze the convergence of the scheme. Finally, we present some numerical simulations to verify the good behavior of our scheme, as well as to check numerically the optimal error estimates proved in our theoretical analysis.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 35Q35 / 92C17 / 65M12 / 65M15 / 65M60
Key words: Chemotaxis-Navier–Stokes system / finite elements / convergence rates / error estimates
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