# Unstructured staggered mesh methods for fluid flow, heat transfer and phase change

Shala, Mehmet, Patel, Mayur and Pericleous, Koulis A.
(2006)
*Unstructured staggered mesh methods for fluid flow, heat transfer and phase change.*
WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics, 1 (5).
pp. 431-438.
ISSN 1790-5087

## Abstract

Unstructured grid meshes used in most commercial CFD codes inevitably adopt collocated variable solution schemes. These schemes have several shortcomings, mainly due to the interpolation of the pressure gradient, that lead to slow convergence. In this publication we show how it is possible to use a much more stable staggered mesh arrangement in an unstructured code. Several alternative groupings of variables are investigated in a search for the optimum scheme.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | flow solution, staggered mesh, momentum, energy, numerical schemes, unstructured |

Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy |

Pre-2014 Departments: | School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Science & Engineering Group |

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Last Modified: | 14 Oct 2016 09:02 |

URI: | http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/970 |

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