Application of a preconditioned high-order accurate artificial compressibility-based incompressible flow solver in wide range of Reynolds numbers

Hejranfar, K ; Sharif University of Technology | 2018

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1002/fld.4407
  3. Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd , 2018
  4. Abstract:
  5. In the present study, the preconditioned incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with the artificial compressibility method formulated in the generalized curvilinear coordinates are numerically solved by using a high-order compact finite-difference scheme for accurately and efficiently computing the incompressible flows in a wide range of Reynolds numbers. A fourth-order compact finite-difference scheme is utilized to accurately discretize the spatial derivative terms of the governing equations, and the time integration is carried out based on the dual time-stepping method. The capability of the proposed solution methodology for the computations of the steady and unsteady incompressible viscous flows from very low to high Reynolds numbers is investigated through the simulation of different 2-dimensional benchmark problems, and the results obtained are compared with the existing analytical, numerical, and experimental data. A sensitivity analysis is also performed to evaluate the effects of the size of the computational domain and other numerical parameters on the accuracy and performance of the solution algorithm. The present solution procedure is also extended to 3 dimensions and applied for computing the incompressible flow over a sphere. Indications are that the application of the preconditioning in the solution algorithm together with the high-order discretization method in the generalized curvilinear coordinates provides an accurate and robust solution method for simulating the incompressible flows over practical geometries in a wide range of Reynolds numbers including the creeping flows. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  6. Keywords:
  7. Generalized curvilinear coordinates ; High-order compact finite-difference scheme ; Compressibility ; Discrete event simulation ; Finite difference method ; Navier Stokes equations ; Reynolds number ; Sensitivity analysis ; Viscous flow ; Artificial compressibility method ; Generalized curvilinear coordinates ; High-order compact finite difference schemes ; Incompressible viscous flows ; Preconditioning method ; Incompressible flow
  8. Source: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids ; Volume 86, Issue 1 , 2018 , Pages 46-77 ; 02712091 (ISSN)
  9. URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/fld.4407