Finite element analysis of viscous, incompressible fluid flow. II  Applications
Abstract
The paper demonstrates the utility of a number of finite element computational procedures described in an earlier paper (Gartling and Becker, 1976) in solving some sample problems involving twodimensional viscous incompressible fluid flow. A brief description of the computer code, based on the solid mechanics finite element code of Becker and Dunham (1973), is given. The three problems chosen to illustrate the methods are flow in a plane rightangle T, driven cavity flow, and flow over a circular cylinder. In the last two problems, a coarsetofinemesh rezone procedure is shown to be an efficient and accurate means of increasing the local resolution in a solution field.
 Publication:

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
 Pub Date:
 June 1976
 DOI:
 10.1016/00457825(76)900402
 Bibcode:
 1976CMAME...8..127G
 Keywords:

 Finite Element Method;
 Fluid Dynamics;
 Incompressible Flow;
 Two Dimensional Flow;
 Viscous Flow;
 Boundary Layer Flow;
 Cavities;
 Cavity Flow;
 Circular Cylinders;
 Computer Programs;
 Fortran;
 Laminar Flow;
 Pressure Distribution;
 Solid Mechanics;
 Velocity Distribution;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer