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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 175904, 7 pages
Research Article

A Fully Discrete Symmetric Finite Volume Element Approximation of Nonlocal Reactive Flows in Porous Media

School of Mathematical Sciences, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China

Received 9 November 2012; Accepted 30 December 2012

Academic Editor: J. Jiang

Copyright © 2013 Zhe Yin and Qiang Xu. 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 symmetric finite volume element approximations for two-dimensional parabolic integrodifferential equations, arising in modeling of nonlocal reactive flows in porous media. It is proved that symmetric finite volume element approximations are convergent with optimal order in -norm. Numerical example is presented to illustrate the accuracy of our method.