Efficient methods for numerical modelling of laminar friction in fluid lines

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An improved method for simulating frequency-dependent friction in laminar pipe flow using the Method of Characteristics (MOC) is proposed. It has a higher computational efficiency than previous methods whilst retaining a high accuracy. By lumping the frequency-dependent friction at the ends of the pipeline the computational efficiency can be improved further, at the expense of a slight reduction in accuracy. The technique is also applied to the Transmission Line Method (TLM) and found to give a significant improvement in accuracy over previous methods, whilst retaining a very high computational efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-834
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control: Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
Early online date8 Mar 2006
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


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