- Volume 3 Issue 2
The numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations in a constricted stepped channel problem has been obtained using a fourth order numerical method. Transformations are made to have a fine grid near the sharp corner and a long channel downstream. The derivatives in the Navier-Stokes equations are replaced by fourth order central differences which result a 29-point computational stencil. A procedure is used to avoid extra numerical boundary conditions near the solid walls. Results have been obtained for Reynolds numbers up to 1000.