Higher-order method of lines for the numerical simulation of turbulence

  • Nobuyuki Satofuka
  • Haruyoshi Nakamura
  • Hidetoshi Nishida
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 218)


A new method is devised for the numerical simulation of turbulences. The spatial derivatives of the time-dependent incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are discretized by using the modified differential quadrature (MDQ) method. The resulting system of ordinary differential equations in time are then integrated by a class of fourth order explicit Runge-Kutta schemes. The simulations of two and three-dimensional homogeneous isotropic turbulence suggest that the present method is more efficient and versatile than the pseudospectral method.


Spatial Derivative Burger Equation Pseudospectral Method Vorticity Equation Approximate Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuyuki Satofuka
    • 1
  • Haruyoshi Nakamura
    • 1
  • Hidetoshi Nishida
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKyoto Technical UniversityKyotoJapan

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