Term of Award

Summer 2013

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Shijun Zheng

Committee Member 1

Scott Kersey

Committee Member 2

Yan Wu

Committee Member 3

Cheng Zhang

Committee Member 3 Email



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.

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