PIMS / AMI Seminar: Leo G. Rebholz

  • Date: 10/23/2015
  • Time: 15:00
Leo G. Rebholz, Clemson University

University of Alberta


Natural vorticity boundary conditions on solid walls and applications to velocity-vorticity methods


We derive boundary conditions for the vorticity equation with solid wall boundaries. The formulation uses a Dirichlet condition for the normal component of vorticity, and Neumann type conditions for the tangential components. In a Galerkin (integral) formulation the tangential condition is natural, i.e. it is enforced by a right-hand side functional and does not impose a boundary constraint on trial and test spaces. The functional involves the pressure variable, and we discuss velocity-vorticity formulations where the proposed condition is appropriate. Several numerical experiments are given that illustrate the validity of the approach.  Additionally, we will discuss the long-time stability of the studied velocity-vorticity methods.

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Location: CAB 657



Refreshments will be served in CAB 649 at 2:30 p.m