A three‐level generalized‐co‐ordinate group finite‐element method for compressible viscous flow

K. Srinivas*, C. A J Fletcher

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A consistent three‐level time‐split group finite‐element method, suitable for the computation of viscous compressible flows in irregular geometric domains, is described. Exploitation of the group12 formulation permits an accurate and economical algorithm to be developed in a generalized‐co‐ordinate (ζ,η) space. A variable sweep cycle is used to accelerate convergence to the steady state. The method is demonstrated by computing laminar and turbulent flow past a trailing edge. The method uses an algebraic eddy viscosity model to represent turbulence and produces results in close agreement with the experiments and computations of Viswanath et al8.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-481
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1985



  • Generalized Co‐ordinates
  • Group Finite‐element Method
  • Laminar Flow
  • Trailing‐edge Flow
  • Turbulent Flow

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