Computation of transient viscous flows using indirect radial basis function networks
N. Mai-Duy; L. Mai-Cao; and T. Tran-Cong

doi:10.3970/cmes.2007.018.059
Source CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 59-78, 2007
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Keywords indirect radial basis function networks, integrated radial basis function networks, transient viscous flow
Abstract In this paper, an indirect/integrated radial-basis-function network (IRBFN) method is further developed to solve transient partial differential equations (PDEs) governing fluid flow problems. Spatial derivatives are discretized using one- and two-dimensional IRBFN interpolation schemes, whereas temporal derivatives are approximated using a method of lines and a finite-difference technique. In the case of moving interface problems, the IRBFN method is combined with the level set method to capture the evolution of the interface. The accuracy of the method is investigated by considering several benchmark test problems, including the classical lid-driven cavity flow. Very accurate results are achieved using relatively low numbers of data points.
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