Solution of the Boussinesq equations by means of the finite element method

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Steeg van, J.G. and Wesseling, P. (1978) Solution of the Boussinesq equations by means of the finite element method. Computers & Fluids, 6 (2). pp. 93-101. ISSN 0045-7930

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Abstract:A finite element method is presented for the computation of flows that are influenced by buoyancy forces. The accuracy of several finite elements is studied by solving the Bénard problem and determining the critical Rayleigh number. It is found that the accuracy is greatly enhanced if the shape functions satisfy a certain requirement that arises from the physical nature of the problem.
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Copyright:© 1978 Elsevier Science
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/68399
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0045-7930(78)90010-5
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