Navier–Stokes Equations: Theory and Numerical Analysis
About this Title
Roger Temam, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Publication: AMS Chelsea Publishing
Publication Year: 1984; Volume 343
ISBNs: 978-0-8218-2737-6 (print); 978-1-4704-2994-2 (online)
Originally published in 1977, the book is devoted to the theory and numerical analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations for viscous incompressible fluid. On the theoretical side, results related to the existence, the uniqueness, and, in some cases, the regularity of solutions are presented. On the numerical side, various approaches to the approximation of Navier-Stokes problems by discretization are considered, such as the finite dereference method, the finite element method, and the fractional steps method. The problems of stability and convergence for numerical methods are treated as completely as possible.
The new material in the present book (as compared to the preceding 1984 edition) is an appendix reproducing a survey article written in 1998. This appendix touches upon a few aspects not addressed in the earlier editions, in particular a short derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations from the basic conservation principles in continuum mechanics, further historical perspectives, and indications on new developments in the area. The appendix also surveys some aspects of the related Euler equations and the compressible Navier-Stokes equations.
The book is written in the style of a textbook and the author has attempted to make the treatment self-contained. It can be used as a textbook or a reference book for researchers. Prerequisites for reading the book include some familiarity with the Navier-Stokes equations and some knowledge of functional analysis and Sololev spaces.
Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in fluid mechanics, linear and nonlinear PDEs, and numerical analysis.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. The steady-state Stokes equations
- Chapter 2. Steady-state Navier–Stokes equations
- Chapter 3. The evolution Navier–Stokes equation
- Appendix I. Properties of the curl operator and application to the steady-state Navier–Stokes equations
- Appendix II. Implementation of non-conforming linear finite elements (Approximation APX5—Two-dimensional case)
- Appendix III. Some developments on Navier–Stokes equations in the second half of the 20th century
- Bibliography to Appendix III