ON THE LINEARIZATION OF DEFECT-CORRECTION METHOD FOR THE STEADY NAVIER-STOKES EQUATIONS Shang, Yueqiang; Kim, Do Wan; Jo, Tae-Chang;
Based on finite element discretization, two linearization approaches to the defect-correction method for the steady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are discussed and investigated. By applying times of Newton and Picard iterations to solve an artificial viscosity stabilized nonlinear Navier-Stokes problem, respectively, and then correcting the solution by solving a linear problem, two linearized defect-correction algorithms are proposed and analyzed. Error estimates with respect to the mesh size , the kinematic viscosity , the stability factor and the number of nonlinear iterations for the discrete solution are derived for the linearized one-step defect-correction algorithms. Efficient stopping criteria for the nonlinear iterations are derived. The influence of the linearizations on the accuracy of the approximate solutions are also investigated. Finally, numerical experiments on a problem with known analytical solution, the lid-driven cavity flow, and the flow over a backward-facing step are performed to verify the theoretical results and demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed defect-correction algorithms.
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