Long-time dynamics of 2D double-diffusive convection: analysis and/or numerics

Florentina Tone, Xiaoming Wang, Djoko Wirosoetisno

We consider a two-dimensional model of double-diffusive convection and its time discretisation using a second-order scheme which treat the nonlinear term explicitly (backward differentiation formula with a one-leg method). Uniform bounds on the solutions of both the continuous and discrete models are derived (under a timestep restriction for the discrete model), proving the existence of attractors and invariant measures supported on them. As a consequence, the convergence of the attractors and long time statistical properties of the discrete model to those of the continuous one in the limit of vanishing timestep can be obtained following established methods.