Generalised Curvilinear Coordinates

  • Clive A. J. Fletcher
Part of the Springer Series in Computational Physics book series


The computation of flowfields in and around complex shapes such as ducts, engine intakes, complete aircraft or automobiles, etc., involves computational boundaries that do not coincide with coordinate lines in physical space. For finite difference methods, the imposition of boundary conditions for such problems has required a complicated interpolation of the data on local grid lines and, typically, a local loss of accuracy in the computational solution.


Computational Domain Computational Grid Truncation Error Physical Domain Transformation Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clive A. J. Fletcher
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of SydneyNew South WalesAustralia

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