Analysis of a Mixed DG Method for Stress-Velocity Formulation of the Stokes Equations

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Original languageEnglish
Article number44
Journal / PublicationJournal of Scientific Computing
Issue number2
Online published29 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


In this paper we propose and analyze a novel mixed DG scheme for stress-velocity formulation of the Stokes equations with arbitrary polynomial orders on simplicial meshes and the symmetry of stress is strongly imposed. The optimal convergence error estimates are proved for stress and velocity measured in L2 errors. The primary difficulty is to prove L2 error of stress, and standard techniques will lead to sub-optimal convergence error estimates. As such, some new ingredients are adopted to recover the optimal convergence rates. The proposed scheme is also extended to solve the Brinkman problem, aiming to get a uniformly robust scheme for both the Stokes and Darcy limits. Finally, several numerical experiments are carried out to verify the performances of the proposed scheme. In particular, the numerical results demonstrate that the proposed scheme is robust with respect to the values of the viscosity.

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  • The Stokes equations, DG method, Pressure robustness, Strong symmetry, Stress-velocity formulation, Brinkman problem