Numerical Analysis Seminar

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Date, time & place Tuesday 16:30 - 18:00 002Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) Norikazu Saito, Takahito Kashiwabara


16:50-18:20   Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Hirofumi Notsu (Kanazawa University)
Numerical analysis of viscoelastic fluid models (Japanese)
[ Abstract ]
Numerical methods for viscoelastic fluid models are studied. In viscoelastic fluid models the stress tensor is often written as a sum of the viscous stress tensor depending linearly on the strain rate tensor and the extra stress tensor for the viscoelastic contribution. In order to describe the viscoelastic contribution another equation for the extra stress tensor is required. In the talk we mainly deal with the Oldroyd-B and the Peterlin models among several proposed viscoelastic fluid models, and present error estimates of finite element schemes based on the method of characteristics. The key issue in the estimates is the treatment of the divergence of the extra stress tensor appearing in the equation for the velocity and the pressure.