A fractional step method for incompressible flows with variable density, based on a pres- sure Poisson equation

Dr. Salgado Abner M.Sc.

July 16, 2008, 1 p.m. HF 136

A new fractional time technique for solving incompressible flows with variable density is proposed. The main feature of this method is that, as opposed to other known algorithms, the pressure is computed by solving a Poisson equation, which greatly reduces the computational cost. The method is shown to be stable and it is numerically illustrated.