The NAPPLE algorithm for incompressible viscous flow on Cartesian grid system is extended to nonorthogonal curvilinear grid system in this paper. A pressure-linked equation is obtained by substituting the discretized momentum equations into the discretized continuity equation. Instead of employing a velocity interpolation such as pressure-weighted interpolation method (PWIM), a particular approximation is adopted to circumvent the checkerboard error such that the solution does not depend on the under-relaxation factor. This is a distinctive feature of the present method. Furthermore, the pressure is directly solved from the pressure-linked equation without recourse to a pressure-correction equation. In the use of the NAPPLE algorithm, solving the pressure-linked equation is as simple as solving a heat conduction equation. Through two well-documented examples, performance of the NAPPLE algorithm is validated for both buoyancy-driven and pressure-driven flows.
Nonstaggered APPLE Algorithm for Incompressible Viscous Flow in Curvilinear Coordinates
Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. Manuscript received by the Heat Transfer Division September 1, 2000; revision received April 1, 2002. Associate Editor: D. A. Kaminski.
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Lee, S. L., and Chen, Y. F. (September 11, 2002). "Nonstaggered APPLE Algorithm for Incompressible Viscous Flow in Curvilinear Coordinates ." ASME. J. Heat Transfer. October 2002; 124(5): 812–819. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1484109
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