Simulation of Unsteady Incompressible Viscous Flow Using Higher Order Implicit Runge-Kutta Methods: Staggered Grid Conference Paper uri icon


  • A numerical method (SIMPLE DIRK Method) for transient incompressible viscous flow simulation is presented. The proposed method can be used to achieve arbitrarily high order of accuracy in time-discretization which is otherwise limited to second order in majority of the currently available simulation techniques. A special class of implicit Runge-Kutta methods is used for time discretization in conjunction with finite volume based SIMPLE algorithm. The algorithm was tested by solving for velocity field in a lid-driven square cavity. In the test case calculations, power law scheme of Patankar [2] was used for spatial discretization and time discretization was performed using a second-order implicit Runge-Kutta method. Time evolution of velocity profile along the cavity centerline was obtained from the proposed method and compared with that obtained from a commercial CFD software, FLUENT [3] using second-order implicit time discretization scheme. Steady state solution from the present method was compared with the benchmark numerical solution of Ghia et al. [4]. Good agreement of the second-order solutions of the proposed method with the second-order solutions of FLUENT [4] and Ghia et al. [4] concludes the feasibility of the proposed method.

name of conference

  • ASME/JSME 2007 Thermal Engineering Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2007 InterPACK Conference

published proceedings

  • ASME/JSME 2007 Thermal Engineering Heat Transfer Summer Conference, Volume 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Ijaz, M., & Anand, N. K.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Ijaz, Muhammad||Anand, NK

publication date

  • January 2007