Finite element solutions for laminar and turbulent compressible flow

K. Srinivas*, C. A J Fletcher

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    The time‐split finite element method is extended to compute laminar and turbulent flows with and without separation. The examples considered are the flows past trailing edges of a flat plate and a backward‐facing step. Eddy viscosity models are used to represent effects of turbulence. It is found that the time‐split method produces results in agreement with previous experimental and computational results. The eddy viscosity models employed are found to give accurate predictions in all regions of flow except downstream of reattachment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)421-439
    Number of pages19
    JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1984


    • Compressible Flow
    • Finite Element Method
    • Laminar Flow
    • Separation
    • Time‐split Method
    • Turbulent Flow


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