In this paper, a meshfree point collocation method, with a upwinding scheme, is presented to obtain the numerical solution of the coupled equations in velocity and magnetic field for the fully developed magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow through a straight pipe of rectangular section with insulated walls. The moving least-square (MLS) approximation is employed to construct shape functions in conjunction with the framework of point collocation method. Computations have been carried out for different applied magnetic field orientations and different Hartmann numbers from 5 to 1,000,000. As the adaptive upwinding local support domain is introduced in the meshless collocation method, numerical results show that the method can compute MHD problems not only at low and moderate values but also at high values of the Hartmann number with high accuracy and good convergence.
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Upwinding Meshfree Point Collocation Method for Steady MHD Flow
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Cai, X, Su, G, & Qiu, S. "Upwinding Meshfree Point Collocation Method for Steady MHD Flow." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 4, Parts A and B. Xi’an, China. May 17–21, 2010. pp. 229-234. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE18-29220
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