A combined mixed finite element method and local discontinuous Galerkin method for miscible displacement problem in porous media

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© 2014, Science China Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. A combined method consisting of the mixed finite element method for flow and the local discontinuous Galerkin method for transport is introduced for the one-dimensional coupled system of incompressible miscible displacement problem. Optimal error estimates in L∞(0, T;L2) for concentration c, in L2(0, T; L2) for cxand L∞(0, T;L2) for velocity u are derived. The main technical difficulties in the analysis include the treatment of the inter-element jump terms which arise from the discontinuous nature of the numerical method, the nonlinearity, and the coupling of the models. Numerical experiments are performed to verify the theoretical results. Finally, we apply this method to the one-dimensional compressible miscible displacement problem and give the numerical experiments to confirm the efficiency of the scheme.

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Science China Mathematics