Accession Number : ADA132735

Title :   A Galerkin-Finite Element Technique for Small-Scale Atmospheric Flows and Transport Over General Terrain.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1979-1983,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Personal Author(s) : Sani,R L

PDF Url : ADA132735

Report Date : 30 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The development of a consistent penalty - Galerkin finite element algorithm for small-scale atmospheric flows over complex terrain is summarized. Various aspects of the development such as pressure smoothing, the development of an appropriate variable step time integrator, and appropriate outflow boundary conditions are discussed and pertinent references cited. Illustrative simulations are presented.

Descriptors :   *Algorithms, *Finite element analysis, *Fluid flow, *Terrain, Atmospheres, Stratification, Transport properties, Topography, Navier Stokes equations, Boundaries, Integrators, Simulation

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE