The Problem With Oscillatory Behavior in Grid Convergence Studies

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Hugh W. Coleman

Propulsion Research Center, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899

Fred Stern

Iowa Institute for Hydraulic Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242

Andrea Di Mascio, Emilio Campana

Istituto Nazionale Per Studi Ed Esperienze Di Architettura Navale (INSEAN), Rome, Italy

J. Fluids Eng 123(2), 438-439 (Feb 08, 2001) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1362672 History: Received September 01, 1999; Revised February 08, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Illustration of results of grid convergence studies using three grids when the true behavior is oscillatory convergence




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