Applied Mathematics

Volume 4, Issue 10 (October 2013)

ISSN Print: 2152-7385   ISSN Online: 2152-7393

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High-Precision Numerical Scheme for Vortical Flow

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DOI: 10.4236/am.2013.410A1004    3,683 Downloads   5,386 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

In this study, a new high-precision numerical simulation scheme for vortical flows (vortex-based scheme) is proposed. This scheme identifies a vortical flow in each computational cell, and then, reconstructs a vortical velocity distribution based on the Burgers vortex model. In addition, a pressure distribution in the vicinity of the vortex center is also reconstructed. The momentum transfer is calculated with the reconstructed velocity and pressure distributions, and therefore, the vortex-based scheme can simulate vortical flows more accurately than the conventional schemes. In fact, as the simulation result of inviscid vortex attenuation problem, the vortex-based scheme shows lower simulation error compared to the conventional discretization schemes. Moreover, also in the numerical simulation of the quasi-steady vortical flow, the simulation accuracy of the vortex-based scheme is superior to those of the conventional schemes.

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K. Ito, T. Kunugi and H. Ohshima, "High-Precision Numerical Scheme for Vortical Flow," Applied Mathematics, Vol. 4 No. 10A, 2013, pp. 17-25. doi: 10.4236/am.2013.410A1004.

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