Stochastic 2D incompressible Navier-Stokes solver using the vorticity-stream function formulation. (English) Zbl 1397.76027

Summary: A two-dimensional stochastic solver for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations is developed. The vorticity-stream function formulation is considered. The polynomial chaos expansion was integrated with an unstructured node-centered finite-volume solver. A second-order upwind scheme is used in the convection term for numerical stability and higher-order discretization. The resulting sparse linear system is solved efficiently by a direct parallel solver. The mean and variance simulations of the cavity flow are done for random variation of the viscosity and the lid velocity. The solver was tested and compared with the Monte-Carlo simulations and with previous research works. The developed solver is proved to be efficient in simulating the stochastic two-dimensional incompressible flows.


76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
74S60 Stochastic and other probabilistic methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
65M75 Probabilistic methods, particle methods, etc. for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
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