Solution of convection - diffusion equation on a triangular mesh

S. Senthooran, S. Parameswaran

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Abstract

This paper presents a control volume based finite volume method to solve the convection - diffusion equation on a triangular mesh. Variables are stored at the cell center. The upwind differencing scheme is employed to approximate the convective term. The diffusive flux is evaluated by expressing the normal gradient to the face, in terms of surrounding cell values. The scheme is applied to some test cases and the results are compared with either the exact solutions or the solutions obtained using the quadrilateral meshes, and is shown to perform satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 Thirteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 13-18 December 1998 (Volume 2)
EditorsMC Thompson, K Hourigan, MC Thompson, K Hourigan
PublisherMonash University
Pages993-996
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0732620449
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Thirteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 13 1998Dec 18 1998

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 Thirteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/13/9812/18/98

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