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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2012, Article ID 307939, 12 pages
Research Article

An Alternative HSS Preconditioner for the Unsteady Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations in Rotation Form

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA

Received 2 November 2011; Accepted 27 January 2012

Academic Editor: Kok Kwang Phoon

Copyright © 2012 Jia Liu. 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 study the preconditioned iterative method for the unsteady Navier-Stokes equations. The rotation form of the Oseen system is considered. We apply an efficient preconditioner which is derived from the Hermitian/Skew-Hermitian preconditioner to the Krylov subspace-iterative method. Numerical experiments show the robustness of the preconditioned iterative methods with respect to the mesh size, Reynolds numbers, time step, and algorithm parameters. The preconditioner is efficient and easy to apply for the unsteady Oseen problems in rotation form.