Numerical simulation of a viscoelastic fluid with a preconditioned Schwarz method
In this paper we apply a domain decomposition method to approach the solution of a non-Newtonian viscoelastic Oldroyd-B model. The numerical scheme is based on a fixed-point argument applied to the original non-linear system of partial differential equations decoupled into a Navier-Stokes system and a tensorial transport equation. Using a modified Schwarz algorithm, involving block preconditioners for the Navier-Stokes equations, the decoupled problems are solved iteratively. Numerical simulations on a 4:1 abrupt contraction flow problem are considered to validate the scheme.