A 3D OpenFOAM based finite volume solver for incompressible Oldroyd-B model with infinity relaxation time Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 Elsevier B.V. In this paper, we develop a Finite Volume solver for a 3D incompressible Oldroyd-B model with infinity relaxation time. The Finite Volume solver is implemented by using a leading open-source computational mechanics software OpenFOAM. We have imposed the divergence free condition as a constraint on the momentum equation to derive a pressure equation and a predictor-corrector procedure is applied when solving the velocity field. Both stability analysis and numerical experiments are given to show the robustness and accuracy of our algorithm. Two concrete examples on a cubical domain and a dumbbell are computed and illustrated.

author list (cited authors)

  • Tian, J., Cai, M., Luo, Z., You, Y., & Chen, G.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • November 2019