Boundary Element Methods for the Navier Stokes Equations
Numerical solutions to the full Navier-Stokes equations are appearing frequently within the fluid dynamics community. These solutions are usually determined with finite difference algorithms. These algorithms are providing excellent data, hut at extrodinary computer costs. Boundary element methods provide an alternative to finite difference methods. In this paper, a boundary element method for the Navier-Stokes equations is described. This method is very accurate and cost efficient when applied to two-dimensional, incompressible problems. Research is now being performed to extend the procedure to two-dimensional compressible flows and to three-dimensional incompressible flows. This research is reviewed in this paper.
KeywordsConvection Vorticity Gridding
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