Incorporating variable viscosity in vorticity-based formulations for Brinkman equations

Verónica Anaya, Bryan Gómez-Vargas, David Mora, Ricardo Ruiz-Baier

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In this brief note, we introduce a non-symmetric mixed finite element formulation for Brinkman equations written in terms of velocity, vorticity, and pressure with non-constant viscosity. The analysis is performed by the classical Babuška–Brezzi theory, and we state that any inf–sup stable finite element pair for Stokes approximating velocity and pressure can be coupled with a generic discrete space of arbitrary order for the vorticity. We establish optimal a priori error estimates, which are further confirmed through computational examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552-560
Number of pages9
JournalComptes Rendus Mathematique
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

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