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  2. We develop an algorithm for solving the general grade-two model of non-Newtonian fluids which for the first time includes inflow boundary conditions. The algorithm also allows for both of the rheological parameters to be chosen independently. The proposed algorithm couples a Stokes equation for the velocity with a transport equation for an auxiliary vector-valued function. We prove that this model is well posed using the algorithm that we show converges geometrically in suitable Sobolev spaces for sufficiently small data. We demonstrate computationally that this algorithm can be successfully discretized and that it can converge to solutions for the model parameters of order one. We include in the appendix a description of appropriate boundary conditions for the auxiliary variable in standard geometries.
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  3. Abstract This paper develops an efficient and robust solution technique for the steady Boussinesq model of non-isothermal flow using Anderson acceleration applied to a Picard iteration. After analyzing the fixed point operator associated with the nonlinear iteration to prove that certain stability and regularity properties hold, we apply the authors’ recently constructed theory for Anderson acceleration, which yields a convergence result for the Anderson accelerated Picard iteration for the Boussinesq system. The result shows that the leading term in the residual is improved by the gain in the optimization problem, but at the cost of additional higher order terms that can be significant when the residual is large. We perform numerical tests that illustrate the theory, and show that a 2-stage choice of Anderson depth can be advantageous. We also consider Anderson acceleration applied to the Newton iteration for the Boussinesq equations, and observe that the acceleration allows the Newton iteration to converge for significantly higher Rayleigh numbers that it could without acceleration, even with a standard line search.
  4. Abstract A one-step analysis of Anderson acceleration with general algorithmic depths is presented. The resulting residual bounds within both contractive and noncontractive settings reveal the balance between the contributions from the higher and lower order terms, which are both dependent on the success of the optimization problem solved at each step of the algorithm. The new residual bounds show the additional terms introduced by the extrapolation produce terms that are of a higher order than was previously understood. In the contractive setting these bounds sharpen previous convergence and acceleration results. The bounds rely on sufficient linear independence of the differences between consecutive residuals, rather than assumptions on the boundedness of the optimization coefficients, allowing the introduction of a theoretically sound safeguarding strategy. Several numerical tests illustrate the analysis primarily in the noncontractive setting, and demonstrate the use of the method, the safeguarding strategy and theory-based guidance on dynamic selection of the algorithmic depth, on a p-Laplace equation, a nonlinear Helmholtz equation and the steady Navier–Stokes equations with high Reynolds number in three spatial dimensions.