# A Hermite finite element method for incompressible fluid flow

@article{Holdeman2010AHF, title={A Hermite finite element method for incompressible fluid flow}, author={Jonas T. Holdeman}, journal={International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids}, year={2010}, volume={64} }

We describe some Hermite stream function and velocity finite elements and a divergence‐free finite element method for the computation of incompressible flow. Divergence‐free velocity bases defined on (but not limited to) rectangles are presented, which produce pointwise divergence‐free flow fields (∇·uh≡0). The discrete velocity satisfies a flow equation that does not involve pressure. The pressure can be recovered as a function of the velocity if needed. The method is formulated in primitive…

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