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A monolithic method for solving the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations

Grant number: 13/18819-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
Principal Investigator:Cassio Machiaveli Oishi
Grantee:Hugo Leonardo França
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/15892-9 - Study of stable and accurate numerical methods for transient flows: improvements, implementations, free surface flow problems and viscoelastic models, AP.JP


In this project, we will analyze a monolithic method for solving the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. In the context of MAC (Marker-And-Cell) finite difference method and staggered grids, we will investigate the discretization process applied in the coupled formulation. In particular, we will study strategies to treat the non-linear terms in the governing equations, and we will analyse Krylov subspace methods for the iterative solution of the linear system. We will assess the developed method for two-dimensional problems, for instance, the Poiseuille flow and the driven cavity flow. Finally, in the context of computational efficiency and accuracy, we will perform a comparative study between the monolithic and projection methods.