New Techniques in Computational Fluid Dynamics: Algorithms, Analysis, Applications
Final rept. 1 Jun 1989-31 Dec 1991
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF MATHEMATICS
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The overall goal of this research was the development and application of covolume methodology in CFD and related areas. The main framework of the covolume approach is now in place and its major characteristics are reasonably well understood. The research shows the algorithm to be a stable and accurate approach to computing viscous fluids on unstructured meshes. The covolume approach has several unique features, including an associated discrete vector field theory, which in turn permits covolume discretizations to exhibit important physical characteristics, for example being free of artificial vorticity creation. There is still need for work in compressible and three dimensional flows.
- Fluid Mechanics