Air flow computation around an automated guided vehicle

H. Kanayama*, K. Toshigami, Y. Tashiro, M. Tabata, S. Fujima

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An upwind finite element scheme for the incompressible viscous flow at a high Reynolds number was proposed by the fourth and fifth authors. The scheme has the potential to approximate the advection term in third-order accuracy. We apply it to a two-dimensional non-stationary analysis of air flows around an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), which starts with constant acceleration, runs at a constant speed and stops with constant deceleration. The results are at least qualitatively good and compatible with experimental ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-162
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • AGV
  • Air flows
  • Navier-stokes equations
  • Streaklines
  • Tabata-fujima scheme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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