A three-point explicit compact difference scheme with high order of accuracy for solving the unsteady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations was presented. Numerical solutions are obtained for the model problem of lid-driven cavity flow and are compared with benchmark solutions found in the literature. It is discovered that the proposed three point explicit compact scheme is not only simple to implement and economical to use, but also is effective to obtain high-order accurate solution in coarse grid systems.
incompressible Navier-Stokes equations lid-driven cavity flow high order compact scheme explicit finite difference method
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