We introduce and analyze the local discontinuous Galerkin method for the Oseen equations of incompressible fluid flow. For a class of shape-regular meshes with hanging nodes, we derive optimal a priori estimates for the errors in the velocity and the pressure in L 2- and negative-order norms, Numerical experiments are presented which verify these theoretical results and show that the method performs well for a wide range of Reynolds numbers.
- Discontinuous Galerkin methods
- Finite elements
- Oseen equations