Published in Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids Vol. 25, pp. 1387-1407; 1997
In a previous paper a general procedure for deriving stabilized finite element schemes for advective type problems based on invoking higher order balance laws over finite size domains was presented. This provides an expression for the element stabilization parameter in terms of the solution residual and its first derivatives in a kind of iterative or adaptative manner. Details of the application of this procedure to 1D and 2D advective–diffusive problems are given. Some examples of applications showing the potential of the new approach are presented.