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Robin Sanderson August 31, 2001 05:44

Grid generation for F.D. model in 2d domain
 
Hi,

I am very much new to these things so please excuse my ignorance.

Background: I need to solve the unsteady Stokes equations in a liquid bridge between two spheres. Assuming axisymmetry and fore-aft symmetry this leaves a domain with two flat sides (the centrelines), one side that is the arc of a circle, and one side that is a curved free surface, intersecting the circular arc with a contact angle that can be small (almost 0). Note that all boundaries are stationary.

The basic question: is it possible to obtain a grid that will allow me to solve the equations using the F.D. method despite the fairly acute corner of the domain?

Sorry to waffle, thanks.

Rob


Abhijit Tosh August 31, 2001 11:48

Re: Grid generation for F.D. model in 2d domain
 
As Finite Difference requires structured grid, the Transfinite Interpolation (TFI) Method of Grid generation may be employed for this problem. For important corner points, clustering around that corner would be suitable.

John C. Chien September 1, 2001 13:36

Re: Grid generation for F.D. model in 2d domain
 
(1). Why not take a look at Joe Thompson's book "Numerical Grid Generation", available free on Internet, with Fortran codes attached including various schemes.

Robin Sanderson September 3, 2001 07:58

Re: Grid generation for F.D. model in 2d domain
 
Thanks to everyone for their replies. Does anyone out their know of any textbooks that address the problem of sharp corners in domains, and/or anything good on finite volume methods?

Peter liang September 3, 2001 09:01

Re: Grid generation for F.D. model in 2d domain
 
Hi Robin:

The FV method can accomodate any kinds of grid. Therefore, it's suitable for complex geometries. The grid defines only the Control Volume(CV) boundaries, and need not be related to a coordinate systems. If CVs boundary is the same as the surface integrals which represent convective n' diffusive fluxes, the F.V. method is conservative.

Disadvantages of F.V. method:

FV requires two levels of approximation: interpolation n' integration, difficult to develop in 3D (Ref: Book " Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics", J.H.Ferziger).

Hope this helps.

Peter

Peter liang September 3, 2001 09:03

Re: Grid generation for F.D. model in 2d domain
 
what's the hyperlink for this book, John?

Many thanx.

peter

Robin Sanderson September 3, 2001 09:08

Re: Grid generation for F.D. model in 2d domain
 
Numerical Grid Generation by Thompson, Warsi and Mastin is available at

http://www.erc.msstate.edu/education/gridbook/


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