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Proceedings of Symposium on Energy Engineering in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century (SEE2000) Volume I-IV

ISSN:
1-56700-132-7 (Print)

A NOVEL FINITE DIFFERENCE METHOD FOR FLOW SIMULATION AND VISUALIZATION

Kunio Kuwahara
The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science Yoshinodai, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 229-8510, Japan

Abstract

Incompressible high-Reynolds-number flows are simulated by solving the Navier-Stokes equations. A finite-difference method with third-order upwinding are employed without using any turbulence model. Validity of this method is discussed. Also, a newly developed multi-directional formulation is applied for improved accuracy. Examples are presented to show the applicability of the present approach to variety of problems.