Incompressible flow computations based on the vorticity-stream function and velocity-pressure formulations

T. E. Tezduyar, J. Liou, D. K. Ganjoo

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Finite element procedures and computations based on the velocity-pressure and vorticitystream function formulations of incompressible flows are presented. Two new multi-step velocity-pressure formulations are proposed and are compared with the vorticity-stream function and one-step formulations. The example problems chosen are the standing vortex problem and flow past a circular cylinder. Benchmark quality computations are performed for the cylinder problem. The numerical results indicate that the vorticity-stream function formulation and one of the two new multi-step formulations involve much less numerical dissipation than the one-step formulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-472
Number of pages28
JournalComputers and Structures
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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