Term of Award
Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)
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Thesis (open access)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
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In this thesis we examine the Navier-Stokes equations (NSE) with the continuity equation replaced by a pressure Poisson equation (PPE). Appropriate boundary conditions are developed for the PPE, which allow for a fully decoupled numerical scheme to recover the pressure. The variational form of the NSE with PPE is derived and used in the Galerkin Finite Element discretization. The Galerkin finite element method is then used to solve the NSE with PPE. Moderate accuracy is shown.
Cornthwaite, John, "Pressure Poisson Method for the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations Using Galerkin Finite Elements" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 831.