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On the stabilization of finite volume methods with co-located variables for incompressible flow

AuthorsKlaij, C.M.
Conference/JournalJournal of Computational Physics
DateJan 9, 2015
Volume297
Pages84-89
Finite volume methods with co-located variables for incompressible flow suffer from spurious pressure oscillations unless a stabilization method is applied. Variations of the pressure-weighed interpolation (PWI) method are typically used for this purpose. But the PWI method does not only prevent spurious oscillations. Counter-intuitively, it also simplifies the approximation of the Schur complement (pressure matrix) which appears in iterative solution methods such as SIMPLE.

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