An approach to compute three-dimensional flows using two stream functions is presented. The independent variables used are χ, a spatial coordinate, and ξ and η, values of stream functions along two sets of suitably chosen intersecting stream surfaces. The dependent variables used are the streamwise velocity, and two functions that describe the stream surfaces. Since the value of a stream function is constant along the solid boundaries, this choice of variables makes it easy to satisfy the boundary conditions. To illustrate the approach, computations of incompressible potential flow through a circular-to-rectangular transition duct are also presented.

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