This paper gives a proof of convergence for the approximate solution of an elliptichyperbolic system, describing the conservation of two immiscible incompressible phases flowing in a porous medium. The approximate solution is obtained by a mixed finite-element method on a large class of meshes for the elliptic equation and a finite-volume method for the hyperbolic equation. Since the considered meshes are not necessarily structured, the proof uses a weak total variation inequality, which cannot yield a BV-estimate. We thus prove, under an L∞ estimate, the weak convergence of the finite-volume approximation. The strong convergence proof is then sketched under regularity assumptions which ensure that the flux is Lipschitz continuous.
- Finite-volume method
- Mixed finite-element method
- System of a hyperbolic and an elliptic equation