An unstructured staggered scheme for the Navier—Stokes equations

  • I. Wenneker
  • G. Segal
  • P. Wesseling
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A novel scheme for viscous incompressible flows on unstructured grids is introduced. A staggered positioning of the variables is used: the pressure is located in the centroids of the triangles while the normal velocity components are placed at the midpoints of the faces of the triangles. The pressure-correction approach is employed to deal with the divergence-freedom constraint of the velocity. Spatial discretization is discussed. For the lid-driven cavity problem, good results are obtained.


Spatial Discretization Compressible Flow Unstructured Grid Primary Vortex Viscous Incompressible Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Wenneker
    • 1
  • G. Segal
    • 1
  • P. Wesseling
    • 1
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands

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