Title: Numerical treatment of pressure Boundary Conditions in SIMPLEC

Authors: Shu Shen Lu, Chang Ho Lee, Hiroyuki Ozoe

Addresses: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, PR China. ' Precision Machinery Exam. Division, Machinery, Metals and Construction Exam. Bureau, Korean Intellectual Property Office, Gov. Complex Daejeon Bldg. 4 #920, Dunsan-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon City 302-701, Korea. ' Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Kasuga Koen 6-1, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present a numerical treatment for the prediction of incompressible flow and heat transfer in domains with specified pressure boundaries, especially for SIMPLEC algorithm. This method is explained with three examples such as incompressible forced flow, buoyancy-driven flow and magneto-thermal induced air flow. These samples show the utility of this treatment with specified boundary pressures encountered in practical applications.

Keywords: pressure boundary conditions; SIMPLEC algorithm; buoyancy-driven flow; magneto-thermal convection; incompressible flow; heat transfer; forced flow; boundary pressures.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2009.024828

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2009 Vol.9 No.3/4/5, pp.269 - 276

Published online: 01 May 2009 *

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