Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
A numerical scheme with a high degree of accuracy has been developed for the full Navier-Stokes equations. The method utilizes the multi-mesh points for space and time derivatives in order to improve the truncation error. Whereas the existing numerical method employing the finite difference scheme, e.g. the explicit, pure implicit, Crank-Nicolson, and DuFort-Frankel schemes, has the truncation errors of the order (Δx)2, Δx being the spatial mesh length, the one for the present method is generally of the order (Δx)3. A numerical example is shown for a natural convection flow in a square box and the results are compared with those of Cormack et al. One order of magnitude reduction of the computing time for a constant degree of accuracy was attained for the two-dimensional problems. Furthermore, a two order of magnitude reduction is to be expected when the method is applied for the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations.
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