On the divergence-free (i.e., mass conservation, solenoidal) condition in computational fluid dynamics: how important is it? (English) Zbl 0551.76026

Numerical methods in laminar and turbulent flow, Proc. 3rd Int. Conf., Seattle/Wash. 1983, 617-626 (1983).
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We examine some aspects of the title question, including the interactions of incompressibility with vorticity and boundary conditions.


76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
76F99 Turbulence
76M99 Basic methods in fluid mechanics


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