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Keywords: Incompressible turbulent boundary layers Turbulent inflow Compact finite differences Staggered grid High-resolution a b s t r a c t A new high-resolution code for the direct simulation of incompressible boundary layers over a flat plate is described. It can accommodate a wide range of pressure gradients, and general time-dependent boundary(More)
In this paper a Chebyshev collocation method is used for solving numerically an optimal boundary control problem in a thermoconvective fluid flow. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the capabilities of these numerical techniques for handling this kind of problems. As the problem is treated in the primitive variable formulation additional boundary(More)
We define basic networks as the undirected subgraphs with minimal number of units in which the distances (geodesics, minimal path lengths) among a set of selected nodes, which we call seeds, in the original graph are conserved. The additional nodes required to draw the basic network are called connectors. We describe a heuristic strategy to find the basic(More)
The ability to handle complex geometries is an important part of transient calculations; therefore, the need for fully automatic mesh generation capable of dealing with such geometries is quite demanded. In this paper a specific approach to fully automatic threedimensional mesh generation is presented. An approach to moving the generated mesh is also(More)
This Brief Report studies the linear stability of a thermoconvective problem in an annular domain for relatively low (~1) Prandtl (viscosity effects) and Biot (heat transfer) numbers. The four possible patterns for the instabilities, namely, hydrothermal waves of first and second class, longitudinal rolls, and corotating rolls, are present in a small region(More)
A linear stability analysis of a thin liquid film flowing over a plate is performed. The analysis is performed in an annular domain when momentum diffusivity and thermal diffusivity are comparable (relatively low Prandtl number, Pr=1.2). The influence of the aspect ratio (Γ) and gravity, through the Bond number (Bo), in the linear stability of the flow are(More)
This report describes the results of a relatively large-scale direct simulation of a turbulent boundary layer using a new simulation code, with emphasis on the extent of the contamination of the flowfield due to the inflow boundary conditions. The assumption is that the goal of the simulation is to explore the physics of the flow, about which it is(More)
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