A simplified algorithm is described for the numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations. Because of its simple construction, the algorithm serves as a good introduction to numerical fluid dynamics as well as a basis for developing many kinds of new solution methods. To illustrate the flexibility of this algorithm, simple modifications are described for introducing internal obstacles, an accelerated steady-state solution method, a potential flow option, and a method of increasing numerical accuracy.
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- Fluid Flow;
- Numerical Analysis;
- Navier-Stokes Equation;
- Partial Differential Equations;
- Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer