Accession Number : ADP001937

Title :   (Why?) A Finite Element Algorithm for the Parabolic Navier-Stokes Equations,

Corporate Author : TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Baker,A. J.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations governing steady, turbulent subsonic flows have been simplified into the 'parabolic' form using a formal order of magnitude analysis procedure. The results of this analysis confirm that the transverse momentum equations, to first order, govern appropriate pressure distributions, and that the continuity equation governs first order effects fo transverse plane velocities. This paper summarizes the identification of a well-posed, initial-boundary value differential equation description, and construction and evaluation of a numerical solution algorithm for the parabolic Navier-Stokes equations in physical variables. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Subsonic flow, Finite element analysis, Algorithms, Navier Stokes equations, Turbulent flow, Three dimensional, Pressure distribution, Boundary value problems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE