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Lid-driven cavity using pressure-free velocity formulation

This sample code uses four-node simple-cubic finite elements and simple iteration.

Theory

The incompressible Navier-Stokes equation is a differential algebraic equation, having the inconvenient feature that there is no explicit mechanism for advancing the pressure in time. Consequently, much effort has been expended to eliminate the pressure from all or part of the computational process. We show a simple, natural way of doing this.

The incompressible Navier-Stokes equation is composite, the sum of two orthogonal equations,

\frac{\partial\mathbf{v}}{\partial t}=\Pi^S(-\mathbf{v}\cdot\nabla\mathbf{v}+\nu\nabla^2\mathbf{v})+\mathbf{f}^S ,
\rho^{-1}\nabla p=\Pi^I(-\mathbf{v}\cdot\nabla\mathbf{v}+\nu\nabla^2\mathbf{v})+\mathbf{f}^I ,

where \Pi^S and \Pi^I are solenoidal and irrotational projection operators satisfying \Pi^S+\Pi^I=1 and \mathbf{f}^S and \mathbf{f}^I are the nonconservative and conservative parts of the body force. This result follows from the Helmholtz Theorem . The first equation is a pressureless governing equation for the velocity, while the second equation for the pressure is a functional of the velocity and is related to the pressure Poisson equation. The explicit functional forms of the projection operator in 2D and 3D are found from the Helmholtz Theorem, showing that these are integro-differential equations, and not particularly convenient for numerical computation.

Equivalent weak or variational forms of the equations, proved to produce the same velocity solution as the Navier-Stokes equation are

(\mathbf{w},\frac{\partial\mathbf{v}}{\partial t})=-(\mathbf{w},\mathbf{v}\cdot\nabla\mathbf{v})-\nu(\nabla\mathbf{w}: \nabla\mathbf{v})+(\mathbf{w},\mathbf{f}^S),
(\mathbf{g}_i,\nabla p)=-(\mathbf{g}_i,\mathbf{v}\cdot\nabla\mathbf{v}_j)-\nu(\nabla\mathbf{g}_i: \nabla\mathbf{v}_j)+(\mathbf{g}_i,\mathbf{f}^I)\,,

for divergence-free test functions \mathbf{w} and irrotational test functions \mathbf{g} satisfying appropriate boundary conditions. Here, the projections are accomplished by the orthogonality of the solenoidal and irrotational function spaces. The discrete form of this is emminently suited to finite element computation of divergence-free flow.

In the discrete case, it is desirable to choose basis functions for the velocity which reflect the essential feature of incompressible flow — the velocity elements must be divergence-free. While the velocity is the variable of interest, the existence of the stream function or vector potential is necessary by the Helmholtz Theorem. Further, to determine fluid flow in the absence of a pressure gradient, one can specify the difference of stream function values across a 2D channel, or the line integral of the tangential component of the vector potential around the channel in 3D, the flow being given by Stokes' Theorem. This leads naturally to the use of Hermite stream function (in 2D) or velocity potential elements (in 3D).

Involving, as it does, both stream function and velocity degrees-of-freedom, the method might be called a velocity-stream function or stream function-velocity method.

We now restrict discussion to 2D continuous Hermite finite elements which have at least first-derivative degrees-of-freedom. With this, one can draw a large number of candidate triangular and rectangular elements from the plate-bending literature. These elements have derivatives as components of the gradient. In 2D, the gradient and curl of a scalar are clearly orthogonal, given by the expressions,

\nabla\phi = \left[\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial x},\,\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial y}\right]^T, \quad
\nabla\times\phi = \left[\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial y},\,-\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial x}\right]^T.

Adopting continuous plate-bending elements, interchanging the derivative degrees-of-freedom and changing the sign of the appropriate one gives many families of stream function elements.

Taking the curl of the scalar stream function elements gives divergence-free velocity elements [1][2]. The requirement that the stream function elements be continuous assures that the normal component of the velocity is continuous across element interfaces, all that is necessary for vanishing divergence on these interfaces.

Boundary conditions are simple to apply. The stream function is constant on no-flow surfaces, with no-slip velocity conditions on surfaces. Stream function differences across open channels determine the flow. No boundary conditions are necessary on open boundaries [1], though consistent values may be used with some problems. These are all Dirichlet conditions.

The algebraic equations to be solved are simple to set up, but of course are non-linear, requiring iteration of the linearized equations.

The finite elements we will use here are apparently due to Melosh [3], but can also be found in Zienkiewitz [4]. These simple cubic-complete elements have three degrees-of-freedom at each of the four nodes. In the sample code we use this Hermite element for the pressure, and the modified form obtained by interchanging derivatives and the sign of one of them (though a simple bilinear element could be used for the pressure as well). The degrees-of-freedom are the pressure and pressure gardient, and the stream function and components of the solenoidal velocity for the modified element. The normal component of the velocity is continuous at element interfaces as is required, but the tangential velocity component may not be continuous.

The code implementing the lid-driven cavity problem is written for Matlab. The script below is problem-specific, and calls problem-independent functions to evaluate the element diffusion and convection matricies and evaluate the pressure from the resulting velocity field. These three functions accept general quadrilateral elements with straight sides as well as the rectangular elements used here. Other functions are a GMRES iterative solver using ILU preconditioning and incorporating the essential boundary conditions, and a function to produce non-uniform nodal spacing for the problem mesh.

This "educational code" is a simplified version of the code used in [1]. The user interface is the code itself. The user can experiment with changing the mesh, the Reynolds number, and the number of nonlinear iterations performed, as well as the relaxation factor. There are suggestions in the code regarding near-optimum choices for this factor as a function of Reynolds number. These values are given in the paper as well. For larger Reynolds numbers, a smaller relaxation factor speeds up convergence by smoothing the velocity factor (\mathbf{v}\cdot\nabla) in the convection term, but will impede convergence if made too small.

The output consists of graphic plots of contour levels of the stream function and the pressure levels.

This simplified version for this Wiki resulted from removal of computation of the vorticity, a restart capability, area weighting for the error, and production of publication-quality plots from one of the research codes used with the paper.

Lid-driven cavity Matlab script

%LDC3W            LID-DRIVEN CAVITY 
% Finite element solution of the 2D Navier-Stokes equation using 4-node, 
%  12 DOF, (3-DOF/node), simple-cubic-derived rectangular Hermite basis for 
%   the Lid-Driven Cavity problem.
%
% This could also be characterized as a VELOCITY-STREAM FUNCTION or 
%   STREAM FUNCTION-VELOCITY method.
%
% Reference:  "A Hermite finite element method for incompressible fluid flow", 
%    Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids, 64, P376-408 (2010). 
%
% Simplified Wiki version 
% The rectangular problem domain is defined between Cartesian 
%   coordinates Xmin & Xmax and Ymin & Ymax.
% The computational grid has NumEx elements in the x-direction 
%   and NumEy elements in the y-direction. 
% The nodes and elements are numbered column-wise from the  
%   upper left corner to the lower right corner. 
%
% This script calls the user-defined functions:
%   ELS3412r     - class of velocity basis functions
%   DMatW        - to evaluate element diffusion matrix 
%   CMatW        - to evaluate element convection matrix
%   GetPresW     - to evaluate the pressure 
%   regrade      - to regrade the mesh 
% Uses
%   ilu          - incomplete LU preconditioner
%   gmres        - iterative solver
% Indirectly uses:
%    Gquad2      - Gauss integraion rules for rectangle
%    ELG3412r    - class of pressure basis functions
%
% Jonas Holdeman   August 2007, revised March 2013

clear all;
eu = ELS3412r;       % class of functions for velocity
  
disp('Lid-driven cavity');
disp([' Four-node, 12 DOF, ' eu.name ' basis.']);

% ------------------------------------------------------------------------
  ndf = eu.nndofs;       % nndofs = number of velocity dofs per node, (3); 
  nnd = eu.nnodes;       % nnodes = number of element nodes
  nd2=ndf*ndf;  % Number of DOF per node - do not change!!
% ------------------------------------------------------------------------
ETstart=clock;

% Parameters for GMRES solver 
GM.Tol=1.e-12;
GM.MIter=20; 
GM.MRstrt=6;
% parameters for ilu preconditioner
% Decrease su.droptol if ilu preconditioner fails
su.type='ilutp';
su.droptol=1.e-5;

% Optimal relaxation parameters for given Reynolds number
% (see IJNMF reference)
% Re          100   1000   3200   5000   7500  10000  12500 
% RelxFac:  1.04    1.11   .860   .830   .780   .778   .730 
% ExpCR1    1.488   .524   .192   .0378   --     --     -- 
% ExpCRO    1.624   .596   .390   .331   .243   .163   .133
% CritFac:  1.82    1.49   1.14  1.027   .942   .877   .804 

% Define the problem geometry, set mesh bounds:
Xmin = 0.0; Xmax = 1.0; Ymin = 0.0; Ymax = 1.0; 

% Set mesh grading parameters (set to 1 if no grading).
% See below for explanation of use of parameters. 
xgrd = .75; ygrd=.75;   % (xgrd = 1, ygrd=1 for uniform mesh) 

% Set " RefineBoundary=1 " for additional refinement at boundary, 
%  i.e., split first element along boundary into two. 
RefineBoundary=1; 

%     DEFINE THE MESH  
% Set number of elements in each direction
NumEx = 18;   NumEy = NumEx;

% PLEASE CHANGE OR SET NUMBER OF ELEMENTS TO CHANGE/SET NUMBER OF NODES!
NumNx=NumEx+1;  NumNy=NumEy+1;

%   Define problem parameters: 
 % Lid velocity
Vlid=1.;

 % Reynolds number
Re=1000.; 

% factor for under/over-relaxation starting at iteration RelxStrt 
RelxFac = 1.;  % 

% Start with simple non-linear iteration, then switch to Newton method 
%   when non-linear corrections are less than ItThreshold. 
%   CAUTION! Large Re may require very small threshold. 
% If ItThreshold = 0 (or sufficiently small) method will never switch.
ItThreshold = .1; %1.e-2; 

% Number of nonlinear iterations
MaxNLit=12; %20; %

%--------------------------------------------------------

 % Viscosity for specified Reynolds number
 nu=Vlid*(Xmax-Xmin)/Re; 
 
% Grade the mesh spacing if desired, call regrade(x,agrd,e). 
% if e=0: refine both sides, 1: refine upper, 2: refine lower
% if agrd=xgrd|ygrd is the parameter which controls grading, then
%   if agrd=1 then leave array unaltered.
%   if agrd<1 then refine (make finer) towards the ends
%   if agrd>1 then refine (make finer) towards the center.
% 
%  Generate equally-spaced nodal coordinates and refine if desired.
if (RefineBoundary==1)
  XNc=linspace(Xmin,Xmax,NumNx-2); 
  XNc=[XNc(1),(.62*XNc(1)+.38*XNc(2)),XNc(2:end-1),(.38*XNc(end-1) ...
       +.62*XNc(end)),XNc(end)];
  YNc=linspace(Ymax,Ymin,NumNy-2); 
  YNc=[YNc(1),(.62*YNc(1)+.38*YNc(2)),YNc(2:end-1),(.38*YNc(end-1) ...
       +.62*YNc(end)),YNc(end)];
else
  XNc=linspace(Xmin,Xmax,NumNx); 
  YNc=linspace(Ymax,Ymin,NumNy); 
end
if xgrd ~= 1, XNc=regrade(XNc,xgrd,0); end;  % Refine mesh if desired
if ygrd ~= 1, YNc=regrade(YNc,ygrd,0); end;
[Xgrid,Ygrid]=meshgrid(XNc,YNc);% Generate the x- and y-coordinate meshes.

% Allocate storage for fields 
psi0=zeros(NumNy,NumNx);
u0=zeros(NumNy,NumNx);
v0=zeros(NumNy,NumNx);

%--------------------Begin grid plot-----------------------
% ********************** FIGURE 1 *************************
% Plot the grid 
figure(1);
clf;
orient portrait;  orient tall; 
subplot(2,2,1);
hold on;
plot([Xmax;Xmin],[YNc;YNc],'k');
plot([XNc;XNc],[Ymax;Ymin],'k');
hold off;
axis([Xmin,Xmax,Ymin,Ymax]);
axis equal;
axis image;
title([num2str(NumNx) 'x' num2str(NumNy) ...
      ' node mesh for Lid-driven cavity']);

%-------------- End plotting Figure 1 ----------------------


%Contour levels, Ghia, Ghia & Shin, Re=100, 400, 1000, 3200, ...
clGGS=[-.1175,-.1150,-.11,-.1,-.09,-.07,-.05,-.03,-.01,-1.e-4,-1.e-5, ...
       -1.e-7,-1.e-10,1.e-8,1.e-7,1.e-6,1.e-5,5.e-5,1.e-4,2.5e-4, ...
        5.e-4,1.e-3,1.5e-3,3.e-3];
CL=clGGS;   % Select contour level option
if (Vlid<0), CL=-CL; end

NumNod=NumNx*NumNy;     % total number of nodes
MaxDof=ndf*NumNod;        % maximum number of degrees of freedom
EBC.Mxdof=ndf*NumNod;        % maximum number of degrees of freedom

NodXY=zeros(NumNod,2);
nn2nft=zeros(NumNod,2); % node number -> nf & nt
NodNdx=zeros(NumNod,2);
% Generate lists of active nodal indices, freedom number & type 
ni=0;  nf=-ndf+1;  nt=1;          %   ________
for nx=1:NumNx                   %  |        |
   for ny=1:NumNy                %  |        |
      ni=ni+1;                   %  |________|
      NodNdx(ni,:)=[nx,ny];
      NodXY(ni,:)=[Xgrid(ny,nx),Ygrid(ny,nx)];
      nf=nf+ndf;               % all nodes have 4 dofs 
      nn2nft(ni,:)=[nf,nt];   % dof number & type (all nodes type 1)
   end;
end;
%NumNod=ni;     % total number of nodes
nf2nnt=zeros(MaxDof,2);  % (node, type) associated with dof
ndof=0; dd = 1:ndf;
for n=1:NumNod
  for k=1:ndf
    nf2nnt(ndof+k,:)=[n,k];
  end
  ndof=ndof+ndf;
end

NumEl=NumEx*NumEy;

% Generate element connectivity, from upper left to lower right. 
Elcon=zeros(NumEl,nnd);
ne=0;  LY=NumNy;
for nx=1:NumEx
  for ny=1:NumEy
    ne=ne+1;
    Elcon(ne,1)=1+ny+(nx-1)*LY; 
    Elcon(ne,2)=1+ny+nx*LY;
    Elcon(ne,3)=1+(ny-1)+nx*LY;
    Elcon(ne,4)=1+(ny-1)+(nx-1)*LY;
  end  % loop on ny
end  % loop on nx

% Begin essential boundary conditions, allocate space 
MaxEBC = ndf*2*(NumNx+NumNy-2);
EBC.dof=zeros(MaxEBC,1);  % Degree-of-freedom index  
EBC.val=zeros(MaxEBC,1);  % Dof value 

 X1=XNc(2);  X2=XNc(NumNx-1);
nc=0;
for nf=1:MaxDof
  ni=nf2nnt(nf,1);
  x=NodXY(ni,1); y=NodXY(ni,2);
  if(x==Xmin || x==Xmax || y==Ymin)
    nt=nf2nnt(nf,2);
    switch nt;
    case {1, 2, 3}
      nc=nc+1; EBC.dof(nc)=nf; EBC.val(nc)=0;  % psi, u, v 
    end  % switch (type)
  elseif (y==Ymax)
    nt=nf2nnt(nf,2);
    switch nt;
    case {1, 3}
      nc=nc+1; EBC.dof(nc)=nf; EBC.val(nc)=0;   % psi, v 
    case 2
      nc=nc+1; EBC.dof(nc)=nf; EBC.val(nc)=Vlid;   % u
    end  % switch (type) 
  end  % if (boundary)
end  % for nf 
EBC.num=nc; 
  
if (size(EBC.dof,1)>nc)   % Truncate arrays if necessary 
   EBC.dof=EBC.dof(1:nc);
   EBC.val=EBC.val(1:nc);
end     % End ESSENTIAL (Dirichlet) boundary conditions

% partion out essential (Dirichlet) dofs
p_vec = (1:EBC.Mxdof)';         % List of all dofs
EBC.p_vec_undo = zeros(1,EBC.Mxdof);
% form a list of non-diri dofs
EBC.ndro = p_vec(~ismember(p_vec, EBC.dof));	% list of non-diri dofs
% calculate p_vec_undo to restore Q to the original dof ordering
EBC.p_vec_undo([EBC.ndro;EBC.dof]) = (1:EBC.Mxdof); %p_vec';

Q=zeros(MaxDof,1); % Allocate space for solution (dof) vector

% Initialize fields to boundary conditions
for k=1:EBC.num
   Q(EBC.dof(k))=EBC.val(k); 
end;

errpsi=zeros(NumNy,NumNx);  % error correct for iteration

MxNL=max(1,MaxNLit);
np0=zeros(1,MxNL);     % Arrays for convergence info
nv0=zeros(1,MxNL);

Qs=[];
   
Dmat = spalloc(MaxDof,MaxDof,36*MaxDof);   % to save the diffusion matrix
Vdof=zeros(ndf,nnd);
Xe=zeros(2,nnd);      % coordinates of element corners 

ItType=0;
NLitr=0; ND=1:ndf;
while (NLitr<MaxNLit), NLitr=NLitr+1;   % <<< BEGIN NONLINEAR ITERATION 

    % <<<<<<Newton?<<<<<<<<<<<<<<*******
if(ItType==0 && NLitr>1 && nv0(NLitr-1)<ItThreshold && ...
    np0(NLitr-1)<ItThreshold) 
  ItType=1; disp(' >>> Begin Newton method >>>');
end
      
tclock=clock;   % Start assembly time <<<<<<<<<
% Generate and assemble element matrices
Mat=spalloc(MaxDof,MaxDof,36*MaxDof);
RHS=spalloc(MaxDof,1,MaxDof);

% BEGIN GLOBAL MATRIX ASSEMBLY
for ne=1:NumEl   
  
  Xe(1:2,1:nnd)=NodXY(Elcon(ne,1:nnd),1:2)'; 
   
  if NLitr == 1    
%     Fluid element diffusion matrix, save on first iteration    
     [Emat,Rndx,Cndx] = DMatW(eu,Xe,Elcon(ne,:),nn2nft);
     Dmat=Dmat+sparse(Rndx,Cndx,Emat,MaxDof,MaxDof);  % Global diffusion mat 
   end 
   
   if (NLitr>1) 
%    Get stream function and velocities, loop over local element nodes
     for n=1:nnd  
       Vdof(ND,n)=Q((nn2nft(Elcon(ne,n))-1)+ND,1); 
     end
%     Fluid element convection matrix, first iteration uses Stokes equation
   if ItType==0
%      Convection term for simple iteration
       [Emat,Rndx,Cndx] = CMatW(eu,Xe,Elcon(ne,:),nn2nft,Vdof);  
     else
%      Convection term for Newton iteration
       [Emat,Rndx,Cndx,Rcm,RcNdx] = CMatW(eu,Xe,Elcon(ne,:),nn2nft,Vdof);
       RHS = RHS + sparse(RcNdx,1,Rcm,MaxDof,1); 
   end  % if ItType...
       
% Global convection assembly 
      Mat=Mat+sparse(Rndx,Cndx,Emat,MaxDof,MaxDof);  
   end  % if NLitr...

end;  % loop ne over elements 
% END GLOBAL MATRIX ASSEMBLY

Mat = Mat + nu*Dmat;    % Add in cached/saved global diffusion matrix 

disp(['(' num2str(NLitr) ') Matrix assembly complete, elapsed time = '...
      num2str(etime(clock,tclock)) ' sec']);  % Assembly time <<<<<<<<<<<
pause(1);

Q0 = Q;  % Save dof values 

% Solve system
tclock=clock; %disp('start solution'); % Start solution time  <<<<<<<<<<<<

RHSr=RHS(EBC.ndro)-Mat(EBC.ndro,EBC.dof)*EBC.val;
Matr=Mat(EBC.ndro,EBC.ndro);
Qs=Q(EBC.ndro);

[Lm,Um] = ilu(Matr,su);      % incomplete LU
Qr = gmres(Matr,RHSr,GM.MIter,GM.Tol,GM.MRstrt,Lm,Um,Qs);	% GMRES

Q=[Qr;EBC.val];        % Augment active dofs with esential (Dirichlet) dofs
Q=Q(EBC.p_vec_undo);   % Restore natural order
   
stime=etime(clock,tclock); % Solution time <<<<<<<<<<<<<<

% ****** APPLY RELAXATION FACTOR *********************
if(NLitr>1), Q=RelxFac*Q+(1-RelxFac)*Q0; end
% ****************************************************

% Compute change and copy dofs to field arrays
dsqp=0; dsqv=0;
for k=1:MaxDof
  ni=nf2nnt(k,1); nx=NodNdx(ni,1); ny=NodNdx(ni,2);
  switch nf2nnt(k,2) % switch on dof type 
    case 1
      dsqp=dsqp+(Q(k)-Q0(k))^2; psi0(ny,nx)=Q(k);
      errpsi(ny,nx)=Q0(k)-Q(k);  
    case 2
      dsqv=dsqv+(Q(k)-Q0(k))^2; u0(ny,nx)=Q(k);
    case 3
      dsqv=dsqv+(Q(k)-Q0(k))^2; v0(ny,nx)=Q(k);
  end  % switch on dof type 
end  % for 
np0(NLitr)=sqrt(dsqp); dP=np0(NLitr);
nv0(NLitr)=sqrt(dsqv); 

if (np0(NLitr)<=1e-15||nv0(NLitr)<=1e-15) 
  MaxNLit=NLitr; np0=np0(1:MaxNLit); nv0=nv0(1:MaxNLit); 
end;
disp(['(' num2str(NLitr) ') Solution time for linear system = '...
     num2str(etime(clock,tclock)) ' sec,' ' dV = ' num2str(nv0(NLitr)) ...
     ', dP = ' num2str(np0(NLitr))]);         % Solution time <<<<<<<<<<<<
 
%---------- Begin plot of intermediate results ----------
% ********************** FIGURE 2 *************************
figure(1);

% Stream function (intermediate) 
subplot(2,2,3);
contour(Xgrid,Ygrid,psi0,8,'k');  % Plot contours (trajectories)
axis([Xmin,Xmax,Ymin,Ymax]);
title(['Lid-driven cavity,  Re=' num2str(Re)]);
axis equal; axis image;

% Plot convergence info 
subplot(2,2,2);
semilogy(1:NLitr,nv0(1:NLitr),'k-+',1:NLitr,np0(1:NLitr),'k-o');
xlabel('Nonlinear iteration number');
ylabel('Nonlinear correction');
axis square; 
title(['Iteration conv.,  Re=' num2str(Re)]);
legend('U','Psi','Location','SouthWest');

% Plot nonlinear iteration correction contours 
subplot(2,2,4);
if dP>0
contour(Xgrid,Ygrid,errpsi,8,'k');  % Plot contours (trajectories)
axis([Xmin,Xmax,Ymin,Ymax]);
axis equal; axis image;
title('Iteration correction');
end  % if dP

% ********************** END FIGURE 2 *************************
%----------  End plot of intermediate results  ---------

if (nv0(NLitr)<1e-15), break; end  % Terminate iteration if non-significant 

end;   % <<< (while) END NONLINEAR ITERATION

format short g;
disp('Convergence results by iteration: velocity, stream function');
disp(['nv0:  ' num2str(nv0)]); disp(['np0:  ' num2str(np0)]); 

% >>>>>>>>>>>>>> BEGIN PRESSURE RECOVERY <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
% Essential pressure boundary condition 
% Index of node to apply pressure BC, value at node
PBCnx=fix((NumNx+1)/2);   % Apply at center of mesh
PBCny=fix((NumNy+1)/2);
PBCnod=0;
for k=1:NumNod
  if (NodNdx(k,1)==PBCnx && NodNdx(k,2)==PBCny), PBCnod=k; break; end
end
if (PBCnod==0), error('Pressure BC node not found'); 
else
  EBCp.nodn = PBCnod;  % Pressure BC node number
  EBCp.val = 0;  % set P = 0.
end
% Cubic pressure 
[P,Px,Py] = GetPres3W(eu,NodXY,Elcon,nn2nft,Q,EBCp,0); 
% Copy pressure to structured mesh for plotting
P =reshape(P,NumNy,NumNx);
Px=reshape(Px,NumNy,NumNx);
Py=reshape(Py,NumNy,NumNx);
% ******************** END PRESSURE RECOVERY *********************

% ********************** CONTINUE FIGURE 1 *************************
figure(1);

% Stream function    (final)
subplot(2,2,3);
[CT,hn]=contour(Xgrid,Ygrid,psi0,CL,'k');  % Plot contours (trajectories)
clabel(CT,hn,CL([1,3,5,7,9,10,11,19,23]));
hold on;
plot([Xmin,Xmin,Xmax,Xmax,Xmin],[Ymax,Ymin,Ymin,Ymax,Ymax],'k');
pcolor(Xgrid,Ygrid,psi0);
shading interp  %flat;
hold off;
axis([Xmin,Xmax,Ymin,Ymax]);
axis equal;  axis image;
title(['Stream lines, ' num2str(NumNx) 'x' num2str(NumNy) ...
    ' mesh, Re=' num2str(Re)]);

% Plot pressure contours   (final)
subplot(2,2,4);
CPL=[-.002,0,.02,.05,.07,.09,.11,.12,.17,.3];
[CT,hn]=contour(Xgrid,Ygrid,P,CPL,'k');  % Plot pressure contours
clabel(CT,hn,CPL([3,5,7,10]));
hold on;
plot([Xmin,Xmin,Xmax,Xmax,Xmin],[Ymax,Ymin,Ymin,Ymax,Ymax],'k');
%pcolor(Xgrid,Ygrid,P);
%shading interp  %flat;
hold off;
axis([Xmin,Xmax,Ymin,Ymax]);
axis equal;  axis image;
title(['Simple cubic pressure contours, Re=' num2str(Re)]);
% ********************* END FIGURE 1 *************************

disp(['Total elapsed time = '...
   num2str(etime(clock,ETstart)/60) ' min']); % Elapsed time from start <<<
beep; pause(.25); beep; pause(.25); beep;

Program script for pressure-free velocity method (LDC3W.m)

Diffusion matrix for pressure-free velocity method (DMatW.m)

Convection matrix for pressure-free velocity method (CMatW.m)

Modified-cubic velocity element class for pressure-free velocity method (ELS3412f.m)

Simple-cubic pressure element class for pressure-free velocity method (ELG3412f.m)

Consistent pressure for pressure-free velocity method (GetPresW.m)

Gauss quadrature rules on rectangle (GQuad2.m)

Grade node spacing (regrade.m)

references

[1] Holdeman, J. T. (2010), "A Hermite finite element method for incompressible fluid flow", Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids, 64: 376-408.

[2] Holdeman, J. T. and Kim, J.W. (2010), "Computation of incompressible thermal flows using Hermite finite elements", Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engr., 199: 3297-3304.

[3] Melosh, R. J. (1963), "Basis of derivation of matricies for the direct stifness method", J.A.I.A.A., 1: 1631-1637.

[4] Zienkiewicz, O. C. (1971), The Finite Element Method in Engineering Science, McGraw-Hill, London.

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