An Alternate Domain Coupling Procedure for CFD

  • D. R. McCarthy
  • D. W. Foutch
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 29)


Alternate Domain Coupling is a general procedure, implemented in a modular software system developed by the authors, for the application of zonal methods to computational fluid dynamics. The method has origins in the Schwarz alternating procedure, and is intended to provide fast communication across zone boundaries. The advantages of such a procedure include smooth variation of solutions from zone to zone and enhanced usefulness of strongly coupled implicit solution procedures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. McCarthy
    • 1
  • D. W. Foutch
    • 1
  1. 1.Boeing Commercial AirplanesSeattleUSA

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