SOLA - A Numerical Solution Algorithm for Transient Fluid Flows,
LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LAB N MEX
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A finite difference technique is presented for solving the Navier-Stokes equations for an incompressible fluid. The technique, based on the Marker-and-Cell method, is simplified to facilitate its use by persons with little or no experience in numerical fluid dynamics. Section I of the report describes the basic algorithm, SOLA, for confined flows Sec. II describes modifications necessary for free or curved rigid surface boundaries. Each includes a flow chart and a FORTRAN listing. Sample problems show how to incorporate simple modifications into the basic code to adapt it to a variety of problems.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Fluid Mechanics