# Questions tagged [finite-volume]

Referring to the discretization of partial differential equations using Finite Volume Method.

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### FVM for non-regular domain with triangular mesh

Setup The 1D convection-diffusion equation is given by: \begin{equation}\tag{1} \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} + v \frac{\partial u}{\partial x} - \mu \frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2} = 0, \end{...
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### Fortran - Lid-Driven Cavity Boundary Conditions Error when using SIMPLE method

I am studying Numerical Methods for incompressible flows. part of the tasks is to model the lid driven cavity problem in 2D using the SIMPLE method. I have been provided with Fortran code that is ...
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### Exponential Integrator to solve PDE with Stiff term

I wish to solve an equation like the following, $$\frac{\partial f}{\partial t}+\frac{\partial}{\partial x}\left(A(x)f\right)=S(x,t)f$$ where $A(x,f)f$ and $S(x,t)f$ are the advection and the source ...
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### Numerical solution of an advection equation, $\frac{\partial P}{\partial t}+\frac{\partial}{\partial x}\left(P^{5/3}\right)=0$, with finite volume

I was trying to solve the following equation numerically, $$\frac{\partial P}{\partial t}+\frac{\partial}{\partial x}\left(P^{5/3}\right)=0$$ I adopted the Godunov approach for discretising the ...
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### Gmsh Python: Specify mesh regularity conditons

I am using python API of Gmsh to generate a mesh for a rectangular domain. I am really new at this. My code looks like this, ...
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### Finite volume method for 1D heat equation in 1D

I wish to solve the following using the finite volume method: $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}=\frac{D}{r}\frac{\partial}{\partial r}\left(r\frac{\partial u}{\partial r}\right)+Q(t,r)$$ with the ...
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### How can I correctly determine velocity of a point inside a grid after using mixed finite element method to solve Poisson equation?

I am using the mixed finite element method (MFEM) to solve the Poisson equation: $$\Delta h = 0,$$where $h$ denotes hydraulic pressure. The MFEM could determine the normal flux rate, $q_n$, through ...
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### Setting up consistency tests in FVM

I am in need of some help to valdate a consistency test with a finite volume method solver. The idea is the following: Based on the method of manufactured solutions (MMS) I am supplying the analytical ...
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### How to assign initial velocity field and handle pressure-velocity coupling in FVM?

I am trying to solve the 2D incompressible Navier-Stokes equations for laminar flow over a backward facing step using the finite volume method. This is the plot that I generated of a generic mesh ...
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### Test functions of Raviart-Thomas elements?

The test functions of general finite elements are like interpolation functions (if my understanding is correct). But how about test functions of Raviart-Thomas elements? Let's raise the $RT0$ element ...
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### Numerical methods for Vlasov's equation

Vlasov equation is pretty straightforward It would be easy to solve with Fem packages like firedrake, but in my case I have 6d distribution function: it depends on 3d vector of spatial coordinates ...
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### What determines the order of a finite volume scheme?

I often hear that cell centred finite volume is second order accurate but at the same time I come across notions of high order FVM flux schemes. Is there a distinction between the two? If I were to ...
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