IFISS: a computational laboratory for investigating incompressible flow problems

H.C. Elman, Alison Ramage, D.J. Silvester

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Abstract

The IFISS Incompressible Flow & Iterative Solver Software package contains software which can be run with MATLAB or Octave to create a computational laboratory for the interactive numerical study of incompressible flow problems. It includes algorithms for discretization by mixed finite element methods and a posteriori error estimation of the computed solutions, together with state-of-the-art preconditioned iterative solvers for the resulting discrete linear equation systems. In this paper we give a flavour of the code's main features and illustrate its applicability using several case studies. We aim to show that IFISS can be a valuable tool in both teaching and research.
LanguageEnglish
Pages261-273
Number of pages13
JournalSIAM Review
Volume56
Issue number2
Early online date8 May 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014

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Keywords

  • IFISS
  • computational laboratory
  • incompressible flow
  • problems
  • MATLAB
  • octave
  • iterative solvers

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Elman, H.C. ; Ramage, Alison ; Silvester, D.J. / IFISS : a computational laboratory for investigating incompressible flow problems. In: SIAM Review. 2014 ; Vol. 56, No. 2. pp. 261-273.
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In: SIAM Review, Vol. 56, No. 2, 01.06.2014, p. 261-273.

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