A New Numerical Method for Solving the Stokes Problem Using Quadratic Programming
M. Baymani, A. Kerayechian
DOI: 10.4236/iim.2012.23023   PDF   HTML     4,306 Downloads   8,025 Views  


In this paper we present a new method for solving the Stokes problem which is a constrained optimization method. The new method is simpler and requires less computation than the existing methods. In this method we transform the Stokes problem into a quadratic programming problem and by solving it, the velocity and the pressure are obtained.

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M. Baymani and A. Kerayechian, "A New Numerical Method for Solving the Stokes Problem Using Quadratic Programming," Intelligent Information Management, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2010, pp. 199-203. doi: 10.4236/iim.2012.23023.

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