WIT Press


Meshless Solution Of Laminar Flow In A 2D Backward-facing Step

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BEM130061

Volume

54

Pages

12

Page Range

55 - 66

Published

2013

Size

361 kb

Author(s)

A. G. Vidal, E. A. Divo & A. J. Kassab

Abstract

A meshless procedure for 2D incompressible laminar flows is presented. The velocity-pressure coupling is done with the flow equations in their original form and no approximations or simplifications are done in the boundary conditions. Additionally, all needed interpolations are done with the effective Radial-Based Functions (RBF). The method is tested with the 2D backward-facing step and this new procedure predicts correctly the transition stage, in which the reattachment decreases and stabilizes as the flow enters in the turbulent regime. Keywords: meshless, CFD, incompressible flow, backward-facing step.

Keywords

meshless, CFD, incompressible flow, backward-facing step