Convergence analysis of a mixed finite volume scheme for an elliptic-parabolic system modeling miscible fluid flows in porous media

Claire Chainais-Hillairet, Jerome Droniou

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We study a finite volume discretization of a strongly coupled elliptic-parabolic PDE system describing miscible displacement in a porous medium. We discretize each equation by a finite volume scheme which allows a wide variety of unstructured grids (in any space dimension) and gives strong enough convergence for handling the nonlinear coupling of the equations. We prove the convergence of the scheme as the time and space steps go to 0. Finally, we provide numerical results to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed numerical scheme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2228 - 2258
Number of pages31
JournalSIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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