Solutions of Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations for three-dimensional incompressible flows Academic Article uri icon


  • A general numerical method for the solution of complete Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations for three-dimensional flows is described. The method uses nonorthogonal body-fitted coordinates, generated either analytically or numerically, while retaining the velocity components in a triply-orthogonal curvilinear coordinate system. The convective transport equations for mean velocities and turbulence parameters (k, ) are solved by the finite-analytic method in the transformed domain. The pressure field is updated using a modified version of the SIMPLER algorithm to satisfy the equation of continuity. The capability of the method and its overall performance are demonstrated by calculations of the flow over a typical ship hull. 1990.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Computational Physics

altmetric score

  • 16.08

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, H. C., Patel, V. C., & Ju, S.

citation count

  • 98

complete list of authors

  • Chen, HC||Patel, VC||Ju, S

publication date

  • June 1990