Ata K., Şahin M.

7th International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED PROBLEMS), Greece, 12 - 14 June 2017, pp.491-501 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.491-501
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A numerical algorithm has been developed to solve the incompressible magneto hydrodynamics (MHD) equations in a fully coupled form. The numerical approach is based on the side centered finite volume approximation where the velocity and magnetic filed vector components are defined at the center of edges/faces, meanwhile the pressure term is defined at the element centroid. In order to enforce a divergence free magnetic field, a magnetic pressure is introduced to the induction equation. The resulting large-scale algebraic linear equations are solved using a one-level restricted additive Schwarz preconditioner with a block-incomplete factorization within each partitioned sub-domains. The parallel implementation of the present fully coupled unstructured MHD solver is based on the PETSc library for improving the efficiency of the parallel algorithm. The numerical algorithm is validated for 2D lid-driven cavity flows and backward step problems for both conducting and insulating walls.