High-order characteristics upwind FV method for incompressible flow and heat transfer simulation on unstructured grids

Yong Zhao, Baili Zhang

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Abstract

An unstructured-grid upwind finite volume algorithm is presented for accurate numerical simulation of incompressible flows and convection of unstructured grids. The use of the finite volume method combined with unstructured grids makes the scheme very flexible in dealing with complex boundary geometries while maintaining mass, momentum and energy conservation at the cell as well as global level. An upwind characteristics scheme with high-order interpolation is developed as part of the finite volume method for accurate calculation of the convection flux. Results showed that the numerical method developed is accurate and robust.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-756
Number of pages24
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Volume190
Issue number5-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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