Numerical solutions of 2D Navier-Stokes equations based on generalized harmonic polynomial cell method with non-uniform grid

Xueying Yu*, Yanlin Shao, David R. Fuhrman

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Abstract

It is essential for a Navier-Stokes equations solver based on a projection method to be able to solve the resulting Poisson equation accurately and efficiently. In this paper, we present numerical solutions of the 2D Navier-Stokes equations using the fourth-order generalized harmonic polynomial cell (GHPC) method as the Poisson equation solver. Particular focus is on the local and global accuracy of the GHPC method on non-uniform grids. Our study reveals that the GHPC method enables use of more stretched grids than the original HPC method. Compared with a second-order central finite difference method (FDM), global accuracy analysis also demonstrates the advantage of applying the GHPC method on stretched non-uniform grids. An immersed boundary method is used to deal with general geometries involving the fluid-structure-interaction problems. The Taylor-Green vortex and flow around a smooth circular cylinder and square are studied for the purpose of verification and validation. Good agreement with reference results in the literature confirms the accuracy and efficiency of the new 2D Navier-Stokes equation solver based on the present immersed-boundary GHPC method utilizing non-uniform grids. The present Navier-Stokes equations solver uses second-order FDM for the discretization of the diffusion and advection terms, which may be replaced by other higher-order schemes to further improve the accuracy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number031903
JournalJournal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Volume144
Issue number3
Number of pages12
ISSN0892-7219
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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