A stochastic projection method for microchannel flow

O. P. Le Maître*, O. M. Knio, R. G. Ghanem, H. N. Najm

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Abstract

The construction and implementation of a stochastic flow solver is described. The solver combines a spectral stochastic uncertainty representation scheme with a finite difference projection method for flow simulation. The uncertainty quantification scheme is based on representing the stochastic dependence of the solution in terms of the Polynomial Chaos system, and the coefficients in this representation are obtained using a Galerkin approach. It is shown that incorporation of the spectral uncertainty representation scheme into the projection method results in a coupled system of advection-diffusion equations for the various uncertainty fields, and in a decoupled system of pressure projection steps. This leads to a very efficient stochastic solver, whose advantages are illustrated using transient simulations of transport and mixing in a microchannel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2001
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages246-249
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2001 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2001Mar 21 2001

Other

Other2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2001
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period03/19/0103/21/01

Keywords

  • Navier-Stokes
  • Polynomial Chaos
  • Projection
  • Stochastic
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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