Adaptive grid refinement using the generalized finite difference method

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The combination of the GFDM, and adaptive grid refinement is applied to solve 2D fluid flow problems. The accuracy of this combination is demonstrated by solving the 2D lid-driven cavity flow, and 2D backward-facing step flow problems, and comparing the results against the benchmarks. This new CFD formulation is applied to solve a 2D meter flow application to determine the velocity profiles through the centre of the meter for higher Reynolds numbers.

To verify the accuracy of this combination, analytical 2D and 3D Laplace PDE’s are solved by two methods. The first method uses the FDM over a uniform grid of nodes, and the second method uses the GFDM over a non-uniform grid of nodes. Program speed and accuracy comparisons are made for both methods.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Li, Zhenquan (Jan), Principal Supervisor
  • Kemp, Michael, Co-Supervisor
  • Charlton, Philip, Co-Supervisor
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2019


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