Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 845984, 13 pages
Research Article

Computer Implementation of a Coupled Boundary and Finite Element Methods for the Steady Exterior Oseen Problem

1College of Mathematics, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
2Faculty of Science, Stake key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China

Received 16 March 2009; Revised 23 December 2009; Accepted 7 January 2010

Academic Editor: Alois Steindl

Copyright © 2010 Minfu Feng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a numerical technique based on the coupling of boundary and finite element methods for the steady Oseen equations in an unbounded plane domain. The present paper deals with the implementation of the coupled program in the two-dimensional case. Computational results are given for a particular problem which can be seen as a good test case for the accuracy of the method.