### Abstract

A fast and stable solution of matrix equations formed by a finite volume method as a discretization scheme was investigated in steady flow calculation, especially with non-computational cells and cyclic conditions often used in cylindrical coordinate systems. To simulate a computational domain having complex geometry, a method was developed to form a coefficient matrix discretized by a finite volume method. The matrix equations were iteratively solved by the Bi-Conjugate Gradient Stabilized method with polynomial preconditioning (Bi-CGSTAB), and the calculated results were compared with those given by the Tri-Diagonal Matrix Algorithm (TDMA). Convergence and stability of the iterative calculation and under-relaxation factors are also discussed. No differences between TDMA and Bi-CGSTAB for a solution of matrix equations were found in the calculated results. With a greater number of computational cells, faster convergence was obtained by Bi-CGSTAB than by TDMA. Furthermore, larger under-relaxation factors could be employed for the calculation of Bi-CGSTAB than that of TDMA. Bi-CGSTAB is superior to TDMA giving in fast and stable convergence as a solution of the matrix equations discretized by a finite volume method. Therefore, stable calculation and fast convergence can be obtained using the present method.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 177-184 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | kagaku kogaku ronbunshu |

Volume | 31 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2005 May 1 |

### Keywords

- Bi-CGSTAB
- Finite Volume Method
- Matrix Solution
- Numerical Simulation
- TDMA

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Chemistry(all)
- Chemical Engineering(all)

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*kagaku kogaku ronbunshu*,

*31*(3), 177-184. https://doi.org/10.1252/kakoronbunshu.31.177