Application of fully implicit coupled method for 2D incompressible flows on unstructured grids

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2012
Zengin, Şeyda
In the subject of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), there seems to be small number of important progress in the pressure-based methods for several decades. Recent studies on the implicit coupled algorithms for pressure-based methods have brought a new insight. This method seems to provide a huge reduction in the solution times over segregated methods. Fully implicit coupled algorithm for pressure-based methods is very new subject with only few papers in literature. One of the most important work in this area is referenced as [1] in this thesis. Another source of information about the method comes from a commercially available code FLUENT which includes the algorithm as an option for pressure-based solver. However the algorithm in FLUENT does not seem to be a fully implicit with a little information in its manual. In this thesis, a fully implicit coupled pressure-based solver is developed mainly based on the available literature. The developed code is succesfully tested against some test cases.

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Ş. Zengin, “Application of fully implicit coupled method for 2D incompressible flows on unstructured grids,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.