The QUICK algorithm  A uniformly thirdorder finitedifference method for highly convective flows
Abstract
The basic idea of the QUICK (Quadratic Upstream Interpolation for Convective Kinematics) method is outlined, using a onedimensional formulation for simplicity. Attention is then given to the main development of the twodimensional QUICK algorithm, starting from an exact controlvolume integral formulation and using an appropriate quadratic interpolating surface in evaluating the average cell face values and normal gradients which are needed for computing the convective and diffusive fluxes. A number of model problems involving twodimensional steady flow demonstrate the power of the new method in comparison with previous techniques. Finally, the QUICKEST (QUICK with Estimated Streaming Terms) is outlined for the case of highly unsteady onedimensional flows and applied to the stringent test case of the pure convection of a sudden step in value.
 Publication:

Computer Methods in Fluids
 Pub Date:
 1980
 Bibcode:
 1980cmf..book..159L
 Keywords:

 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Convective Flow;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Quadratic Equations;
 Algorithms;
 Diffusion Coefficient;
 Flow Stability;
 Gradients;
 Interpolation;
 Linear Equations;
 One Dimensional Flow;
 Steady Flow;
 Two Dimensional Flow;
 Unsteady Flow;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer