Streamline Design of Stability Parameters for Advection-Diffusion Problems

Isaac Harari*, Leopold P. Franca, Saulo P. Oliveira

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The dependence of the computation of advective-diffusive transport phenomena on the orientation of the mesh with respect to the flow direction is analyzed. Poor performance of the classical Galerkin finite-element method in the convection-dominated regime is alleviated by stabilization. We propose definitions of the stability parameter that rationally incorporate the flow direction. Numerical tests compare the performance of the proposed methods with established techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-131
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 20 Jul 2001


  • Advection-diffusion
  • Stability parameter
  • Stabilized method


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