Accuracy of a 3D adaptive mesh refinement method with analytical velocity fields

Zhenquan Li, Rajnesh Lal

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Meshing plays an important role on the accuracy and convergence of CFD solvers. The accuracy includes quantitative measures such as discretization and truncation errors and qualitative measures such as drawing closed streamline, identifying singular points, asymptotic lines/planes, and (symmetry) axis. The current study builds on previous work by further demonstrating the accuracy of the three-dimensional adaptive mesh refinement method by comparing the accuracy measures between the ones derived from analytical velocity fields and those identified by the refined meshes. The adaptive mesh refinement method presented in this study is proposed based on the law of mass conservation for three-dimensional incompressible or compressible steady fluid flows. The performance of the adaptive mesh refinement method is analysed using three-dimensional analytic velocity fields of four examples. The results provide evidence for the accuracy of the mesh refinement method in identifying the singular points, axes, and asymptote planes of the analytical velocity fields.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCM2022
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods (Vol. 9, 2022)
EditorsG.R. Liu, Nguyen-Xuan Hung
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherScientech Publisher LLC, USA
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2022
Event13th International Conference on Computational Methods, at the Cloud - Online
Duration: 25 Jul 202228 Jul 2022 (Proceedings) (Handbook)

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NameICCM Proceedings
PublisherScientech Publisher
ISSN (Electronic)2374-3948


Conference13th International Conference on Computational Methods, at the Cloud
OtherThe ICCM is an international conference providing an international forum for exchanging ideas on recent advances in areas related to computational methods, numerical modelling & simulation of manmade or natural systems, as well as their applications in engineering and science. It will accommodate presentations on a wide range of topics to facilitate inter-disciplinary exchange of ideas in science, engineering and related disciplines, and foster various types of academic collaborations.
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