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Navier-Stokes equation
We consider the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation in a domain $`\Omega=(0,L_x)\times(0,L_y)`$,
\varrho(\partial_t\mathbf{u} + (\mathbf{u}\cdot\nabla)\mathbf{u}) - \nabla\cdot\big(2\nu\mathbf{D}(\mathbf{u})\big) - \nabla p = \mathbf{f},\qquad\text{ in }\Omega \\
\nabla\cdot\mathbf{u} = 0
with velocity $`\mathbf{u}`$, pressure $`p`$, density $`\varrho`$, dynamic viscosity $`\nu`$,
symmetric rate-of-strain tensor $`\mathbf{D}(\mathbf{u})=\frac{1}{2}(\nabla\mathbf{u}+\nabla\mathbf{u}^\top)`$,
and external volume force $`\mathbf{f}`$, w.r.t. to boundary conditions $`\mathbf{u}=\mathbf{g}`$ on $`\partial\Omega`$.
For an overview, see also [Wikipedia](
### Weak formulation
In a weak variational formulation, we try to find $`\mathbf{u}(t,\cdot)\in \mathbf{V}_\mathbf{g}:=\{\mathbf{v}\in H^1(\Omega)^d\,:\, \operatorname{tr}_{\partial\Omega}\mathbf{v} = \mathbf{g}\}`$ and $`p(t,\cdot)\in Q:=L_0^2(\Omega)`$, such that
\int_\Omega \varrho(\partial_t\mathbf{u} + (\mathbf{u}\cdot\nabla)\mathbf{u})\cdot\mathbf{v} + \nu\nabla\mathbf{u}:\nabla\mathbf{v} + p\,\nabla\cdot\mathbf{v}\,\text{d}\mathbf{x} = \int_\Omega \mathbf{f}\cdot\mathbf{v}\,\text{d}\mathbf{x},\qquad\forall \mathbf{v}\in \mathbf{V}_0, \\
\int_\Omega q\,\nabla\cdot\mathbf{u}\,\text{d}\mathbf{x} = 0,\qquad \forall q\in Q.
for $`t\in[0,T]`$, given $`\mathbf{u}(0,\cdot)\equiv\mathbf{u}^0`$.
The pair $`\big(\mathbf{u}(t,\cdot), p(t,\cdot)\big)`$ is thus in the product space $`\mathbf{V}_\mathbf{g}\times Q`$ where $`\mathbf{V}_\mathbf{g}`$ is also a product of $`H^1`$ spaces, i.e., $`\mathbf{V}_\mathbf{g}=V_{g_0}\times V_{g_1}\times V_{g_2}\simeq [V_{g_i}]^d`$. Later, this space will be approximated with a Taylor-Hood space of piecewise quadratic and linear functions.
### Time-discretization
A linearized time-discretization with a semi-implicit backward Euler scheme then reads:
For $`k=0,1,2,\ldots, N`$ find $`\mathbf{u}^{k+1}\in\mathbf{V}_\mathbf{g},\, p\in Q`$, s.t.
\int_\Omega \varrho\Big(\frac{1}{\tau}(\mathbf{u}^{k+1} - \mathbf{u}^k) + (\mathbf{u}^k\cdot\nabla)\mathbf{u}^{k+1}\Big)\cdot\mathbf{v} + \nu\nabla\mathbf{u}^{k+1}:\nabla\mathbf{v} + p\,\nabla\cdot\mathbf{v}\,\text{d}\mathbf{x} \\ = \int_\Omega \mathbf{f}(t^{k+1})\cdot\mathbf{v}\,\text{d}\mathbf{x},\qquad\forall \mathbf{v}\in \mathbf{V}_0, \\
\int_\Omega q\,\nabla\cdot\mathbf{u}^{k+1}\,\text{d}\mathbf{x} = 0,\qquad \forall q\in Q.
with $`0=t^0<t^1<\ldots<t^N=T`$, timestep $`\tau=t^{k+1} - t^k`$, and given initial velocity $`\mathbf{u}^0`$.
### Finite-Element formulation
Let $`\Omega`$ be partitioned into quasi-uniform elements by a conforming triangulation $`\mathcal{T}_h`$. The functions $`\mathbf{u}`$ and $`p`$ are approximated by functions from the discrete functionspace $`\mathbb{T}_h := [\mathbb{V}_{2,\,g_i}]^d\times \mathbb{V}_1`$ with $`\mathbb{V}_{p} := \{v\in C^0(\Omega)\,:\, v|_T\in\mathbb{P}_p(T),\, \forall T\in\mathcal{T}_h\}`$ and $`\mathbb{V}_{p,\,g} := \{v\in \mathbb{V}_p\,:\,\operatorname{tr}_{\partial\Omega} v=g\}`$, where $`\mathbb{P}_p`$ is the space of polynomials of order at most $`p`$. The space $`\mathbb{T}_h`$ will be denoted as Taylor-Hood space.
Let `Grid grid` be the Dune grid type representing the triangulation $`\mathcal{T}_h`$ of the domain $`\Omega`$, then
the basis of the Taylor-Hood space can be written as a composition of Lagrange bases:
using namespace Dune::Functions::BasisFactory;
auto basis = composite(
lagrange<2>(), flatInterleaved()),
lagrange<1>(), flatLexicographic());
At this point, any Dirichlet boundary conditions are ignored in the definition of the bases. We
build the Taylor-Hood basis as a composition of a product of $`d\times\mathbb{V}_2`$ bases for
the velocity components and a $`\mathbb{V}_1`$ basis for the pressure. We have to use
`composite(...)` to combine the different types for velocity and pressure space, while we
can use `power<d>(...)` for the `d` velocity component spaces of the same type.
For efficiency, we use flat indexing strategies `flatInterleaved` and `flatLexicographic`
to build a global continuous numbering of the basis functions.
See the tutorial [Grids and Discrete Functions](../tutorials/
for more details.
We split the implementation into three parts, 1. the time derivative, 2. the stokes
operator and 3. any external forces. For addressing the different components of
the Taylor-Hood basis, we introduce the treepaths `_v = Dune::Indices::_0` and
`_p = Dune::Indices::_1` for velocity and pressure, respectively.
### Problem framework
We have an in-stationary problem consisting of a sequence of stationary equations
for each timestep, thus we combine a [`ProblemInstat`](../reference/
with a [`ProblemStat`](../reference/ .
using namespace AMDiS;
ProblemStat prob{"stokes", grid, basis};
ProblemInstat probInstat{"stokes", prob};
For convenience, we use class template argument deduction here.
### Time derivative
For simplicity of this example, we use a backward Euler time stepping and a linearization
of the nonlinear advection term:
// define a constant fluid density
double density = 1.0;
Parameters::get("stokes->density", density);
// a reference to 1/tau
auto invTau = probInstat.invTau();
// <1/tau * u, v>
auto opTime = makeOperator(tag::testvec_trialvec{},
density * invTau);
prob.addMatrixOperator(opTime, _v, _v);
// <1/tau * u^old, v>
auto opTimeOld = makeOperator(tag::testvec{},
density * invTau * probInstat.oldSolution(_v));
prob.addVectorOperator(opTimeOld, _v);
for (int i = 0; i < Grid::dimensionworld; ++i) {
// <(u^old * nabla)u_i, v_i>
auto opNonlin = makeOperator(tag::test_gradtrial{},
density * prob.solution(_v));
prob.addMatrixOperator(opNonlin, treepath(_v,i), treepath(_v,i));
### Stokes operator
The stokes part of the Navier-Stokes equation is a common pattern that emerges
in several fluid equations.
\int_\Omega \nu\nabla\mathbf{u}:\nabla\mathbf{v} + p\,\nabla\cdot\mathbf{v} + q\,\nabla\cdot\mathbf{u}\,\text{d}\mathbf{x}
for $`\mathbf{u},\mathbf{v}\in V`$ and $`p,q\in Q`$.
// define a constant fluid viscosity
double viscosity = 1.0;
Parameters::get("stokes->viscosity", viscosity);
for (int i = 0; i < Grid::dimensionworld; ++i) {
// <viscosity*grad(u_i), grad(v_i)>
auto opL = makeOperator(tag::gradtest_gradtrial{}, viscosity);
prob.addMatrixOperator(opL, treepath(_v,i), treepath(_v,i));
// <d_i(v_i), p>
auto opP = makeOperator(tag::divtestvec_trial{}, 1.0);
prob.addMatrixOperator(opP, _v, _p);
// <q, d_i(u_i)>
auto opDiv = makeOperator(tag::test_divtrialvec{}, 1.0);
prob.addMatrixOperator(opDiv, _p, _v);
where we have used the identity
\nabla\mathbf{u}:\nabla\mathbf{v} = \sum_i \nabla u_i\cdot\nabla v_i
### External volume force
The force may be implemented as a vector-valued function of the global coordinates or
any other expression that leads to a local force vector at the quadrature points, e.g.
using WorldVector = typename Grid::template Codim<0>::Geometry::GlobalCoordinate;
auto opForce = makeOperator(tag::testvec{},
[](WorldVector const& x) { return WorldVector{1.0, 0.0}; });
prob.addVectorOperator(opForce, _v);
Numerical example
We consider a lid-driven cavity problem in a square domain $`\Omega`$ with $`L_x=L_y=1`$
no external force, and with Dirichlet boundary conditions
\mathbf{g}(\mathbf{x}) = \begin{pmatrix}0 \\ v_1 x_1(1 - x_1)(1 - x_0)\end{pmatrix}
Thus, the boundary value is zero on top, right, and bottom boundary and parabolic
on the left boundary. The boundary condition is implemented, by first setting boundary ids for parts of
the grid boundary and second, setting the Dirichlet value:
double vel = 1.0;
Parameters::get("stokes->boundary velocity", v1);
// define boundary values
auto g = [vel](WorldVector const& x)
return WorldVector{0.0, v1*x[1]*(1.0 - x[1])*(1.0 - x[0])};
// set boundary conditions for velocity
prob.addDirichletBC(1, _v, _v, g);
### Simulation
The time-stepping process with a stationary problem in each iteration can be started
using an `AdaptInstationary` manager class:
// set initial conditions
// start simulation
AdaptInfo adaptInfo("adapt");
AdaptInstationary adapt("adapt", prob, adaptInfo, probInstat, adaptInfo);
Complete Example
The full source code of the Navier-Stokes example can be found in the repository
at [examples/](
Compile with
cmake --build build --target navier_stokes.2d
and run with
./build-cmake/examples/navier_stokes.2d examples/init/navier_stokes.dat.2d
The flow field with `density=1`, `viscosity=1` and `boundary velocity=10` will look like
<img src="../../images/navier-stokes.png" with="50%" />
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- Tutorial:
- Overview: tutorials/
- tutorials/
- Examples:
- Navier-Stokes: examples/
- Reference:
- DOFVector and DiscreteFunction: reference/
- GlobalBasis: reference/
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