A new finite difference method, which removes the need for staggered grids in fluid dynamic computation, is presented. Pressure checker boarding is prevented through a dual-velocity scheme that incorporates the influence of pressure on velocity gradients. A supplementary velocity resulting from the discrete divergence of pressure gradient, together with the main velocity driven by the discretized pressure first-order gradient, is introduced for the discretization of continuity equation. The method in which linear algebraic equations are solved using incomplete LU factorization, removes the pressure-correction equation, and was applied to rectangle duct flow and natural convection in a cubic cavity. These numerical solutions are in excellent agreement with the analytical solutions and those of the algorithm on staggered grids. The new method is shown to be superior in convergence compared to the original one on staggered grids.
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A Novel Finite Difference Method for Flow Calculation on Colocated Grids
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Xia, ZZ, Zhang, P, & Wang, RZ. "A Novel Finite Difference Method for Flow Calculation on Colocated Grids." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the Fluids Engineering, Energy Sustainability, and 3rd Energy Nanotechnology Conferences. Heat Transfer: Volume 3. Jacksonville, Florida, USA. August 10–14, 2008. pp. 465-471. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2008-56265
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