Simulation of thermal convection based on preconditioning method and BCM

Takashi Furusawa, Koutaro Makino, Satoru Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Nakahashi

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Preconditioning method developed by the authors was coupled with Building-Cube Method(BCM) which can simulate flows around a complex-shaped body. In this study, this method is applied to the simulation of thermal convective flows around an arbitrary-shaped body. First, forced and natural convections around a cylinder are calculated and the results are compared with the experiments and the previous numerical results to validate the calculated results. Second, natural convection around a fin-shaped body is calculated and the availability of this method to practical problems involving a thermal convective flow is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-752
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number788
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Numerical simulation
  • Preconditioning method BCM
  • Thermal convection


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