By Professor Dr. Cornelis B. Vreugdenhil (auth.)
What is Computational Hydraulics? Computational hydraulics is without doubt one of the many fields of technological know-how during which the appliance of pcs supplies upward push to a brand new manner of operating, that is intermediate among only theoretical and experimental. it really is enthusiastic about simulation ofthe circulate of water, including its outcomes, utilizing numerical equipment on com puters. there's not loads of distinction with computational hydrodynamics or computational fluid dynamics, yet those phrases are an excessive amount of constrained to the fluid as such. it kind of feels to be commonplace of functional difficulties in hydraulics that they're hardly ever directed to the move on its own, yet relatively to a couple final result of it, corresponding to forces on hindrances, shipping of warmth, sedimentation of a channel or decay of a pollutant. these kinds of topics require very related numerical tools and this is because they're handled jointly during this publication. as a result, i've got most well liked to exploit the time period computational hydraulics. therefore, i've got tried to teach the huge box of program by means of giving examples of an excellent number of such sensible difficulties. objective of the publication it truly is getting a standard scenario that an engineer is needed to resolve a few engineering challenge related to fluid stream, utilizing ordinary and general-purpose desktop courses to be had in lots of enterprises. mostly, the software program has been designed with the declare that no numerical or computer-science services is required in utilizing them.
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2 Numerical Method The numerical treatment of the convection-diffusion equation is very much like that of the pure diffusion equation. 7) If 8 = 0, this is an explicit method of the FTCS type; otherwise, it is implicit. 4. (cos ~ - 1) - (1 - 8)icr 1 - 8 A. 8) with the, now well-known, parameters diffusion parameter A. Courant number = cr = 2DM/L1x 2 uM/L1x In the exercises, it is also shown that the method is unconditionally stable if as before. Moreover, the explicit method 'is stable under the two conditions !
Both solutions are perfectly stable, though apparently not equally accurate. 2 on the significance of the diffusion parameter. In this case, the unknown value at a point j is influenced by its neighbours, those in turn by theirs, and so on to the boundary points. Also, all values of the old time level have their influence. Therefore, a disturbance can have its influence over the entire region during one time step, in agreement with the properties of the differential equation. This is true for any value of the time step.
An example is given in Chapter 6. 6 Exercises 1. Show that eq. 1) is a general approximation of the simple wave equation. To do this, write the finite-difference equation as Cj=pC j _ 1 +qcj+rcj + 1 Develop this into Taylor series and equate the coefficients with the corresponding ones in the differential equation. You will find that there are two conditions for the three coefficients p, q, r, so one degree of freedom is left, which can be formulated in terms of IX as in eq. 1). 2. Determine the truncation error of the leap-frog method and show that it is of the second order, gO more accurate than the modified Lax method.
Computational Hydraulics: An Introduction by Professor Dr. Cornelis B. Vreugdenhil (auth.)