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An Equation Decomposition Based Tailored Finite Point Method for Linearized Incompressible Flow in Two-Dimensional Space

Ye Li, Houde Han and Zhongyi Huang


In this paper, we propose a tailored finite point method for linearized incompressible flow (Oseen equations) in two dimensions based on the equation decomposition technique. Unlike the usual vorticity-stream function formulation, the velocities are decomposed to irrotational and rotational parts. We only need to solve a system of two elliptic equations which are decoupled in the interior domain. They are only coupled in boundary conditions. When the domain is unbounded, we use the artificial boundary method to reduce the original problem to a problem on a bounded computational domain. Our finite point method has been tailored to some particular properties of the problem. Therefore, our scheme satisfies the discrete maximum principle in the interior domain automatically. We also give some remarks on more generally linearized incompressible flow, and it can be considered as the first step to solve the incompressible Navier–Stokes problem. Finally, several numerical examples show the efficiency and feasibility of our method whatever the Reynolds number is small or large.

Funding source: NSFC

Award Identifier / Grant number: 11371218, 91330203, 11322113

Funding source: National Basic Research Program of China

Award Identifier / Grant number: 2011CB309705

Received: 2014-6-9
Revised: 2014-10-13
Accepted: 2014-10-24
Published Online: 2014-11-7
Published in Print: 2015-1-1

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