A combined BDF-semismooth Newton approach for time-dependent Bingham flow

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  • J. C. De Los Reyes,

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    1. Research Group on Optimization, Departamento de Matemática, Escuela Politécnica Nacional Quito, Ecuador and Institut für Mathematik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
    • Research Group on Optimization, Departamento de Matemática, Escuela Politécnica Nacional Quito, Ecuador and Institut für Mathematik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
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  • S. González Andrade

    1. Research Group on Optimization, Departamento de Matemática, Escuela Politécnica Nacional Quito, Ecuador and Institut für Mathematik und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
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Abstract

This article is devoted to the numerical simulation of time-dependent convective Bingham flow in cavities. Motivated by a primal-dual regularization of the stationary model, a family of regularized time-dependent problems is introduced. Well posedness of the regularized problems is proved, and convergence of the regularized solutions to a solution of the original multiplier system is verified. For the numerical solution of each regularized multiplier system, a fully discrete approach is studied. A stable finite element approximation in space together with a second-order backward differentiation formula for the time discretization are proposed. The discretization scheme yields a system of Newton differentiable nonlinear equations in each time step, for which a semismooth Newton algorithm is used. We present two numerical experiments to verify the main properties of the proposed approach. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Numer Methods Partial Differential Eq, 2011

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