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sfhr December 20, 2010 12:09

Volume Scheme: upwind and linearUpwind
Hi all,

I would like to know what is the difference between 'upwind' and 'linearUpwind' in the OpenFoam finite volume scheme.

Thank you,


tcarrigan December 20, 2010 16:58

Upwind is your standard 1st order upwind scheme.

linearUpwind is a 2nd order scheme, essentially a Taylor series expansion about the cell center requiring gradient information (hence, the 2nd order accuracy).

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