Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Legacy Department

Mathematical Science

Committee Chair/Advisor

Rebholz, Leo G

Committee Member

Cox , Christopher L

Committee Member

Jenkins , Eleanor W


This thesis develops, analyzes and tests a finite element method for approximating solutions to the Leray–deconvolution regularization of the Navier–Stokes equations. The scheme combines three ideas in order to create an accurate and effective algorithm: the use of an incompressible filter, a linearization that decouples the velocity–pressure system from the filtering and deconvolution operations, and a stabilization that works well with the linearization. A rigorous and complete numerical analysis of the scheme is given, and numerical experiments are presented that show clear advantages of the scheme.



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