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Old   February 4, 2012, 19:44
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Hi, Quick question on Upwind differencing scheme in finite volume, for compressible flows, where density and velocity both vary.
I know that when density and velocity are constants, then you would have:
\left[\frac{\partial(\rho u\phi)}{\partial x}\right]_{i}=\rho u\frac{\phi_{i}-\phi_{i-1}}{x_{i}-x_{i-1}} if \rho u > 0
\left[\frac{\partial(\rho u\phi)}{\partial x}\right]_{i}=\rho u\frac{\phi_{i+1}-\phi_{i}}{x_{i+1}-x_{i}} if \rho u < 0

Can someone please tell me what happens when density and velocity are variables. Would I get something like this?

\left[\frac{\partial(\rho u\phi)}{\partial x}\right]_{i}=\frac{\left(\rho u\phi\right)_{i}-\left(\rho u\phi\right)_{i-1}}{x_{i}-x_{i-1}} if \rho u > 0

\left[\frac{\partial(\rho u\phi)}{\partial x}\right]_{i}=\frac{\left(\rho u\phi\right)_{i+1}-\left(\rho u\phi\right)_{i}}{x_{i+1}-x_{i}} if \rho u < 0

I'm guessing the same principle applies even if density is constant and velocity varies.

I didn't manage to find anything useful online. Please help!


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