A New Method for Solving Convection-Diffusion Equations

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering


When solving convection-diffusion equations using the finite difference schemes, the convection term is usually discretized by the upwind schemes to avoid oscillations. A method to eliminate the convection term from convection-diffusion equations is presented in this paper. The new approach makes it feasible to solve convection-diffusion equations using central difference schemes without oscillations. It can also be easily combined with the Pade approximation to achieve fourth-order accuracy. Numerical examples involving one-dimensional equations are presented in the paper to demonstrate the accuracy and robustness of the new approach.

Original Citation

Liao, W. and Zhu, J. (2008), A new method for solving convection-diffusion equations, in Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 107 – 114, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA.