Adaptive finite element methods for hydrodynamic lubrication with cavitation
Journal article, 2007

We present an adaptive finite element method for a cavitation model based on Reynolds' equation. A posteriori error estimates and adaptive algorithms are discussed, and numerical examples illustrating the theory are supplied.

Reynolds' equation

finite element

penalty

cavitation

Author

B. Nilsson

University of Gothenburg

Peter F G Hansbo

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences

University of Gothenburg

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

0029-5981 (ISSN) 1097-0207 (eISSN)

Vol. 72 13 1584 - 1604

Subject Categories

Computational Mathematics

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

DOI

10.1002/nme.2051