The issue of appropriate time discretization methods for the unsteady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations is considered from a practical perspective. Conventional implicit time-stepping algorithms are not feasible for long-time simulations since they inherit the quadratic nonlinearity of the steady-state equations. As a result, two new linearized versions of the 'pure' algorithms are analyzed herein. These have similar stability properties and comparable accuracy to the underlying nonlinear methods.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1997|