Finite element stabilization parameters computed from element matrices and vectors

Tayfun E. Tezduyar, Yasuo Osawa

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We propose new ways of computing the stabilization parameters used in the stabilized finite element methods such as the streamline-upwind/Petrov-Galerkin (SUPG) and pressure-stabilizing/Petrov-Galerkin (PSPG) formulations. The parameters are computed based on the element-level matrices and vectors, which automatically take into account the local length scales, advection field and the Reynolds number. We describe how we compute these parameters in the context of first a time-dependent advection-diffusion equation and then the Navier-Stokes equations of unsteady incompressible flows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-430
Number of pages20
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct 27
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications


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