A streamline upwind control volume finite element method for modeling fluid flow and heat transfer problems

C. R. Swaminathan, Vaughan R Voller, S. V. Patankar

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Abstract

Galerkin and control volume finite element approximations are compared and contrasted. Streamline upwinding and pressure stabilizing Petrov-Galerkin formulations for the numerical modeling of fluid flow problems are discussed. These formulations are then adapted to a control volume finite element discretization. The resulting control volume finite element scheme permits an equal order interpolation for velocity and pressure, is readily implemented and retains the property of local conservation, normally associated with control volume schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-184
Number of pages16
JournalFinite Elements in Analysis and Design
Volume13
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1993

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