Applied Mathematics and Computation ( IF 3.472 ) Pub Date : 2020-11-20 , DOI: 10.1016/j.amc.2020.125748 Mine Akbas; Leo G. Rebholz
This paper considers a modular grad-div stabilization method for approximating solutions of the time-dependent Boussinesq model of non-isothermal flows. The proposed method adds a minimally intrusive step to an existing Boussinesq code, with the key idea being that the penalization of the divergence errors, is only in the extra step (i.e. nothing is added to the original equations). The paper provides a full mathematical analysis by proving unconditional stability and optimal convergence of the methods considered. Numerical experiments confirm theoretical findings, and show that the algorithms have a similar positive effect as the usual grad-div stabilization.