IFISS: A computational laboratory for investigating incompressible flow problems

Elman, Howard C. and Ramage, Alison and Silvester, David J. (2014) IFISS: A computational laboratory for investigating incompressible flow problems. SIAM Review, 56 (2). pp. 261-273. ISSN 0036-1445

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the published version of the paper.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finite elements, incompressible flow, iterative solvers, mathematical software
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 65 Numerical analysis
Depositing User: professor david silvester
Date Deposited: 22 May 2014
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:13
URI: https://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/2138

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