Finite element analysis of air flow around an automatic 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 high Reynolds number was proposed by Tabata and Fujima [1]. 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 flow around an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV), which is initially moving at a constant speed and stops after a few seconds with constant deceleration. The results are qualitatively good and will be soon compared with experimental ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-810
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering(all)


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