Gsmac-Fem for Incompressible Viscous Flow Analysis (A Modified Gsmac Method)

Hideki Kawai, Tatsuo Sawada, Takahiko Tanahashi

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The GSMAC-FEM (Generalized Simplified Marker and Cell FEM) which is an extension of the SMAC-FDM is a stable and fast scheme for the incompressible viscous flow. The rotation form of the Navier-Stokes equation in which velocity and Bernoulli function are interpolated as a linear function and a constant function. This interpolation is simple and convenient in making the mesh system. On the contrary, the approximation which is mentioned above makes it difficult to analyze inlet-exit flow including the Neumann's boundary conditions. The present paper shows a modified GSMAC method which is available for high Reynolds flows with Neumann's boundary conditions (especially the pressure boundary). The modified scheme consists of an algorithm which satisfies the continuity equation much more than the previous GSMAC method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3118-3125
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B
Issue number507
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct Simulation
  • Finite Element Method
  • GSMAC Method
  • HSMAC Method
  • High Reynolds Number
  • Incompressible Viscous Flow
  • Neumann's Boundary Condition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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