A Calculation Scheme for Three-Dimensional Viscous Incompressible Flows

[+] Author and Article Information
M. Reggio, R. Camarero

Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada

J. Fluids Eng 109(4), 345-352 (Dec 01, 1987) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3242670 History: Received July 08, 1986; Online October 26, 2009


A numerical procedure to solve three-dimensional incompressible flows in arbitrary shapes is presented. The conservative form of the primitive-variable formulation of the time-dependent Navier-Stokes equations written for a general curvilinear coordiante system is adopted. The numerical scheme is based on an overlapping grid combined with opposed differencing for mass and pressure gradients. The pressure and the velocity components are stored at the same location: the center of the computational cell which is used for both mass and the momentum balance. The resulting scheme is stable and no oscillations in the velocity or pressure fields are detected. The method is applied to test cases of ducting and the results are compared with experimental and numerical data.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In