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# Dr. Caucao-Paillán, Sergio

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Dr. Caucao-Paillán, Sergio

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Caucao Paillán, Sergio Andrés

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scaucao@ucsc.cl

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- PublicationA Banach spaces-based mixed finite element method for the stationary convective Brinkman-Forchheimer problemWe propose and analyze a new mixed finite element method for the nonlinear problem given by the stationary convective Brinkman–Forchheimer equations. In addition to the original fluid variables, the pseudostress is introduced as an auxiliary unknown, and then the incompressibility condition is used to eliminate the pressure, which is computed afterwards by a postprocessing formula depending on the aforementioned tensor and the velocity. As a consequence, we obtain a mixed variational formulation consisting of a nonlinear perturbation of, in turn, a perturbed saddle point problem in a Banach spaces framework. In this way, and differently from the techniques previously developed for this model, no augmentation procedure needs to be incorporated into the formulation nor into the solvability analysis. The resulting non-augmented scheme is then written equivalently as a fixed-point equation, so that recently established solvability results for perturbed saddle-point problems in Banach spaces, along with the well-known Banach–Nečas–Babuška and Banach theorems, are applied to prove the well-posedness of the continuous and discrete systems. The finite element discretization involves Raviart–Thomas elements of order for the pseudostress tensor and discontinuous piecewise polynomial elements of degree for the velocity. Stability, convergence, and optimal a priori error estimates for the associated Galerkin scheme are obtained. Numerical examples confirm the theoretical rates of convergence and illustrate the performance and flexibility of the method. In particular, the case of flow through a 2D porous media with fracture networks is considered.
- PublicationA Banach space mixed formulation for the unsteady Brinkman-Forchheimer equationsWe propose and analyse a mixed formulation for the Brinkman–Forchheimer equations for unsteady flows. Our approach is based on the introduction of a pseudostress tensor related to the velocity gradient and pressure, leading to a mixed formulation where the pseudostress tensor and the velocity are the main unknowns of the system. We establish existence and uniqueness of a solution to the weak formulation in a Banach space setting, employing classical results on nonlinear monotone operators and a regularization technique. We then present well posedness and error analysis for semidiscrete continuous-in-time and fully discrete finite element approximations on simplicial grids with spatial discretization based on the Raviart–Thomas spaces of degree for the pseudostress tensor and discontinuous piecewise polynomial elements of degree for the velocity and backward Euler time discretization. We provide several numerical results to confirm the theoretical rates of convergence and illustrate the performance and flexibility of the method for a range of model parameters.
- PublicationAn augmented mixed FEM for the convective Brinkman-Forchheimer problem: A priori and a posteriori error analysis(Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematic, 2024)
; Esparza, JohannWe propose and analyse an augmented mixed finite element method for the pseudo stress–velocity formulation of the stationary convective Brinkman–Forchheimer problem inRd, d∈ {2,3}. Since the convective and Forchheimer terms forces the velocity to live in a smaller space than usual, we augment the variational formulation with suitable Galerkin type terms. The resulting augmented scheme is written equivalently as a fixed point equation, so that the well-known Schauder and Banach theorems, combined with the Lax–Milgram theorem, allow to prove the unique solvability of the continuous problem. The finite element discretization involves Raviart–Thomas spaces of order k≥0 for the pseudostress tensor and continuous piecewise polynomials of degree ≤k+1 for the velocity. Stability, convergence, and a priori error estimates for the associated Galerkin scheme are obtained. In addition, we derive two reliable and efficient residual-based a posteriori error estimators for this problem on arbitrary polygonal and polyhedral regions. The reliability of the proposed estimators draws mainly upon the uniform ellipticity of the form involved, a suitable assumption on the data, a stable Helmholtz decomposition, and the local approximation properties of the Clément and Raviart–Thomas operators. In turn, inverse inequalities, the localization technique based on bubble functions, and known results from previous works, are the main tools yielding the efficiency estimate. Finally, some numerical examples illustrating the performance of the mixed finite element method, confirming the theoretical rate of convergence and the properties of the estimators, and showing the behaviour of the associated adaptive algorithms, are reported. In particular, the case of flow through a 2D porous media with fracture networks is considered. - PublicationA posteriori error analysis of a momentum conservative Banach spaces based mixed-FEM for the Navier-Stokes problem(Applied Numerical Mathematics, 2022)
; ; ;Oyarzúa, RicardoVilla-Fuentes, SegundoIn this paper we develop an a posteriori error analysis of a new momentum conservative mixed finite element method recently introduced for the steady-state Navier–Stokes problem in two and three dimensions. More precisely, by extending standard techniques commonly used on Hilbert spaces to the case of Banach spaces, such as local estimates, and suitable Helmholtz decompositions, we derive a reliable and efficient residual-based a posteriori error estimator for the corresponding mixed finite element scheme on arbitrary (convex or non-convex) polygonal and polyhedral regions. On the other hand, inverse inequalities, the localization technique based on bubble functions, among other tools, are employed to prove the efficiency of the proposed a posteriori error indicator. Finally, several numerical results confirming the properties of the estimator and illustrating the performance of the associated adaptive algorithm are reported. - PublicationA posteriori error analysis of a mixed finite element method for the coupled Brinkman-Forchheimer and double-diffusion equations(Journal of Scientific Computing, 2022)
; ;Gatica, Gabriel ;Oyarzúa, RicardoZúñiga, PauloIn this paper we consider a partially augmented fully-mixed variational formulation that has been recently proposed for the coupling of the stationary Brinkman–Forchheimer and double-diffusion equations, and develop an a posteriori error analysis for the 2D and 3D versions of the associated mixed finite element scheme. Indeed, we derive two reliable and efficient residual-based a posteriori error estimators for this problem on arbitrary (convex or non-convex) polygonal and polyhedral regions. The reliability of the proposed estimators draws mainly upon the uniform ellipticity and inf-sup condition of the forms involved, a suitable assumption on the data, stable Helmholtz decompositions in Hilbert and Banach frameworks, and the local approximation properties of the Clément and Raviart–Thomas operators. In turn, inverse inequalities, the localization technique based on bubble functions, and known results from previous works, are the main tools yielding the efficiency estimate. Finally, several numerical examples confirming the theoretical properties of the estimators and illustrating the performance of the associated adaptive algorithms, are reported. In particular, the case of flow through a 3D porous media with channel networks is considered. - PublicationA fully-mixed finite element method for the coupling of the Navier–Stokes and Darcy–Forchheimer equationsIn this work we present and analyze a fully-mixed formulation for the nonlinear model given by the coupling of the Navier–Stokes and Darcy–Forchheimer equations with the Beavers–Joseph–Saffman condition on the interface. Our approach yields non-Hilbertian normed spaces and a twofold saddle point structure for the corresponding operator equation. Furthermore, since the convective term in the Navier–Stokes equation forces the velocity to live in a smaller space than usual, we augment the variational formulation with suitable Galerkin type terms. The resulting augmented scheme is then written equivalently as a fixed point equation, so that the well-known Schauder and Banach theorems, combined with classical results on nonlinear monotone operators, are applied to prove the unique solvability of the continuous and discrete systems. In particular, given an integer k ≥ 0, Raviart–Thomas spaces of order k, continuous piecewise polynomials of degree ≤k + 1 and piecewise polynomials of degree ≤k are employed in the fluid for approximating the pseudostress tensor, velocity and vorticity, respectively, whereas Raviart–Thomas spaces of order k and piecewise polynomials of degree ≤k for the velocity and pressure, constitute a feasible choice in the porous medium. A priori error estimates and associated rates of convergence are derived, and several numerical examples illustrating the good performance of the method are reported
- PublicationA three-field Banach spaces-based mixed formulation for the unsteady Brinkman-Forchheimer equations(Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2022)
; ;Oyarzúa, Ricardo ;Villa-Fuentes, SegundoYotov, IvanWe propose and analyze a new mixed formulation for the Brinkman–Forchheimer equations for unsteady flows. Besides the velocity, our approach introduces the velocity gradient and a pseudostress tensor as further unknowns. As a consequence, we obtain a three-field Banach spaces-based mixed variational formulation, where the aforementioned variables are the main unknowns of the system. We establish existence and uniqueness of a solution to the weak formulation, and derive the corresponding stability bounds, employing classical results on nonlinear monotone operators. We then propose a semidiscrete continuous-in-time approximation on simplicial grids based on the Raviart–Thomas elements of degree k ≥ 0 for the pseudostress tensor and discontinuous piecewise polynomials of degree k for the velocity and the velocity gradient. In addition, by means of the backward Euler time discretization, we introduce a fully discrete finite element scheme. We prove wellposedness and derive the stability bounds for both schemes, and under a quasi-uniformity assumption on the mesh, we establish the corresponding error estimates. We provide several numerical results verifying the theoretical rates of convergence and illustrating the performance and flexibility of the method for a range of domain configurations and model parameters. - PublicationA new non-augmented and momentum-conserving fully-mixed finite element method for a coupled flow-transport problemWe propose and analyze a new mixed finite element method for the coupling of the Stokes equations with a transport problem modelled by a scalar nonlinear convection–diffusion problem. Our approach is based on the introduction of the Cauchy fluid stress and two vector unknowns involving the gradient and the total flux of the concentration. The introduction of these further unknowns lead to a mixed formulation in a Banach space framework in both Stokes and transport equations, where the aforementioned stress tensor and vector unknowns, together with the velocity and the concentration, are the main unknowns of the system. In this way, and differently from the techniques previously developed for this and related coupled problems, no augmentation procedure needs to be incorporated now into the formulation nor into the solvability analysis. The resulting non-augmented scheme is then written equivalently as a fixed-point equation, so that the well-known Banach theorem, combined with Babuška–Brezzi’s theory in Banach spaces, classical results on nonlinear monotone operators and certain regularity assumptions, are applied to prove the unique solvability of the continuous system. As for the associated Galerkin scheme, whose solvability is established similarly to the continuous case by using the Brouwer fixed-point theorem, we employ Raviart–Thomas approximations of order for the stress and total flux, and discontinuous piecewise polynomials of degree k for the velocity, concentration, and concentration gradient. With this choice of spaces, momentum is conserved in both Stokes and transport equations if the external forces belong to the piecewise constants and concentration discrete space, respectively, which constitutes one of the main features of our approach. Finally, we derive optimal a priori error estimates and provide several numerical results illustrating the good performance of the scheme and confirming the theoretical rates of convergence.
- PublicationA Banach spaces-based analysis of a new mixed-primal finite element method for a coupled flow-transport problem(Computer Methods In Applied Mechanics And Engineering, 2020)
;Benavides, Gonzalo A.; ;Gatica, Gabriel N.Hopper, Alejandro A.In this paper we introduce and analyze a new finite element method for a strongly coupled flow and transport problem in , , whose governing equations are given by a scalar nonlinear convection–diffusion equation coupled with the Stokes equations. The variational formulation for this model is obtained by applying a suitable dual-mixed method for the Stokes system and the usual primal procedure for the transport equation. In this way, and differently from the techniques previously developed for this and related coupled problems, no augmentation procedure needs to be incorporated now into the solvability analysis, which constitutes the main advantage of the present approach. The resulting continuous and discrete schemes, which involve the Cauchy fluid stress, the velocity of the fluid, and the concentration as the only unknowns, are then equivalently reformulated as fixed point operator equations. Consequently, the well-known Schauder, Banach, and Brouwer theorems, combined with Babuška–Brezzi’s theory in Banach spaces, monotone operator theory, regularity assumptions, and Sobolev imbedding theorems, allow to establish the corresponding well-posedness of them. In particular, Raviart–Thomas approximations of order for the stress, discontinuous piecewise polynomials of degree for the velocity, and continuous piecewise polynomials of degree for the concentration, becomes a feasible choice for the Galerkin scheme. Next, suitable Strang-type lemmas are employed to derive optimal a priori error estimates. Finally, several numerical results illustrating the performance of the mixed-primal scheme and confirming the theoretical rates of convergence, are provided. - PublicationA mixed FEM for the coupled Brinkman-Forchheimer/Darcy problemThis paper develops the a priori analysis of a mixed finite element method for the filtration of an incompressible fluid through a non-deformable saturated porous medium with heterogeneous permeability. Flows are governed by the Brinkman–Forchheimer and Darcy equations in the more and less permeable regions, respectively, and the corresponding transmission conditions are given by mass conservation and continuity of momentum. We consider the standard mixed formulation in the Brinkman–Forchheimer domain and the dual-mixed one in the Darcy region, and we impose the continuity of the normal velocities by introducing suitable Lagrange multiplier. The finite element discretization involves Bernardi–Raugel and Raviart–Thomas elements for the velocities, piecewise constants for the pressures, and continuous piecewise linear elements for the Lagrange multiplier. Stability, convergence, and a priori error estimates for the associated Galerkin scheme are obtained. Numerical tests illustrate the theoretical results.