In this article we analyze the L2 least-squares finite element approximations to the incompressible inviscid rotational flow problem, which is recast into the velocity-vorticity-pressure formulation. The least-squares functional is defined in terms of the sum of the squared L2 norms of the residual equations over a suitable product function space. We first derive a coercivity type a priori estimate for the first-order system problem that will play the crucial role in the error analysis. We then show that the method exhibits an optimal rate of convergence in the H1 norm for velocity and pressure and a suboptimal rate of convergence in the L2 norm for vorticity. A numerical example in two dimensions is presented, which confirms the theoretical error estimates.
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|Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
|已出版 - 11月 2004