Stability of Discrete Stokes Operators in Fractional Sobolev Spaces Academic Article uri icon


  • Using a general approximation setting having the generic properties of finite-elements, we prove uniform boundedness and stability estimates on the discrete Stokes operator in Sobolev spaces with fractional exponents. As an application, we construct approximations for the time-dependent Stokes equations with a source term in L p (0, T; L q (Ω)) and prove uniform estimates on the time derivative and discrete Laplacian of the discrete velocity that are similar to those in Sohr and von Wahl [20]. © 2007 Birkhaueser.

author list (cited authors)

  • Guermond, J., & Pasciak, J. E.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • June 2007