Finite-element analysis of high Reynolds number flow past a circular cylinder

Masahisa Tabata*, Shoichi Fujima

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Recently we developed a new upwind finite-element scheme for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. In this paper we apply the scheme to a problem of high Reynolds number flows past a circular cylinder and discuss the effect of the subdivision of the boundary layer upon flow patterns and drag coefficients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-424
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 23
Externally publishedYes


  • boundary layer
  • drag coefficient
  • high Reynolds number
  • Navier-Stokes equations
  • Upwind finite-element method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Numerical Analysis


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