Parametric study of an improved gamma differencing scheme based on normalized-variable formulation for low-speed flow with artificial compressibility technique

Khai Ching Ng, Mohd Zamri Yusoff, Eddie Yin Kwee Ng

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Based on the normalized-variable formulation (NVF), the modified GAMMA (MGAMMA) scheme previously devised for compressible flow calculations is now incorporated into an incompressible multigrid solver using the artificial compressibility (AC) technique on an unstructured grid. The MGAMMA scheme used in the present work is parameterized in order to further assess its accuracy and convergence compared to other well-known second-order high-resolution (HR) schemes, such as GAMMA and MINMOD. Testing is performed on three sets of problems: (1) advection of four scalar profiles; (2) flow in the Binnie-Green nozzle; and (3) flow past the NACA 0012 and NACA 4412 airfoils. It is shown that when lowering the diffusion-controlled parameter (β m), which serves as an attempt to reduce the numerical diffusion of the HR schemes tested, only the MGAMMA scheme is able to provide a converged solution while attaining solution accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-584
Number of pages24
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications

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