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Title: A boundary-fitted coordinate code for general two-dimensional regions with obstacles and boundary intrusions
Authors: Mississippi State University. Department of Aerospace Engineering.
Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies (U.S.)
Thompson, Joe F.
Keywords: Boundary value problems
Differential equations
Computer programs
Finite difference equations
Coordinates
Numerical analysis
Numerical models
Mathematical models
WESCOR
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A code (WESCOR) for the generation of boundary-fitted coordinate systems for general two-dimensional regions with boundaries of arbitrary shape and with internal obstacles and boundary intrusions, arbitrary in shape and number, is described and instructions for input and use are given. The coordinate system is generated from the numerical solution of a system of elliptic partial differential equations with provision for controlling the spacing of the coordinate lines in the field. The transformed (computational) region is rectangular with the obstacles and intrusions transformed to slits and/or slabs. A small code to distribute points on various fundamental curves with exponential concentration is also described. This front-end code can be used to construct boundary point distributions for input to the coordinate code. A plot code for the coordinate system is also included. The boundary-fitted coordinate systems generated by this code may be used as a basis for the numerical solution of partial differential equations for any physical problem of interest. This procedure will be particularly useful where numerical models are used to analyze flow problems with complex boundary conditions. Typical examples are riverine analysis or the design and evaluation of selective withdrawal outlet works.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/4495
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