Computation of spatially periodic flows based on the vorticity-stream function formulation

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Abstract

Finite element solution strategies are presented for the two-dimensional, spatially periodic, viscous and inviscid, incompressible flows governed by the verticity-stream function formulation. These strategies are successfully tested on various uniperiodic and biperiodic viscous flow problems involving arrays of cylinders with Reynolds number 0 and 100. It is shown that in all cases for Reynolds number 100 the solution becomes unsteady and ceases to satisfy the symmetry conditions along the horizontal centerlines of the cylinders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-142
Number of pages22
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Oct
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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