CFD Analysis using Multigrid Algorithm

Rath, Sunil Kumar (2009) CFD Analysis using Multigrid Algorithm. BTech thesis.



The multigrid algorithm is an extremely efficient method of approximating the solution to a given problem. The functions involved in the calculations are all discrete, or discontinuous, and are represented by an array of values taken from equally-spaced points along their range a "grid". The algorithm's efficiency lies in the fact that once an approximate solution to the problem is found its accuracy can be improved using calculations on increasingly sparse grids which require less processing power.

In this project the theory behind the multigrid algorithm was studied and a computer program was written which demonstrates the use of this algorithm in solving the problem of natural convection. Stream function-Vorticity approach and the Bossinesq approximation were used
in the programs. Also, the same problem was solved using the Multigrid algorithm using Fluent software. The results obtained were matched with the analytical results.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Multigrid algorithm, Natural convection
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering > Thermodynamics
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:1007
Deposited By:Sunil Kumar Rath
Deposited On:14 May 2009 17:13
Last Modified:14 May 2009 17:13
Supervisor(s):Mahapatra, S K

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