Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
In the present work a new iterative method for solving the Navier-Stokes equations is designed. In a previous paper a coupled node fill-in preconditioner for iterative solution of the Navier-Stokes equations proved to increase the convergence rate considerably compared with traditional preconditioners. The further development of the present iterative method is based on the same storage scheme for the equation matrix as for the coupled node fill-in preconditioner. This storage scheme separates the velocity, the pressure and the coupling of pressure and velocity coefficients in the equation matrix. The separation storage scheme allows for an ILU factorization of both the velocity and pressure unknowns. With the inner-outer solution scheme the velocity unknowns are eliminated before the resulting equation system for the pressures is solved iteratively. After the pressure unknown has been found, the pressures are substituted into the original equation system and the velocities are also found iteratively. The behaviour of the inner-outer iterative solution algorithm is investigated in order to find optimal convergence criteria for the inner iterations and compared with the solution algorithm for the original equation system. The results show that the coupled node fill-in preconditioner of the original equation system is more efficient than the coupled node fill-in preconditioner of the reduced equation system. However, the solution technique of the reduced equation system revals properties which may be advantageous in future solution algorithms.
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