Volume 6, Issue 5
A High-Accuracy Finite Difference Scheme for Solving Reaction-Convection-Diffusion Problems with a Small Diffusivity

Po-Wen Hsieh, Suh-Yuh Yang & Cheng-Shu You

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 6 (2014), pp. 637-662.

Published online: 2014-06

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  • Abstract

This paper is devoted to a new high-accuracy finite difference scheme for solving reaction-convection-diffusion problems with a small diffusivity $\varepsilon$. With a novel treatment for the reaction term, we first derive a difference scheme of accuracy $\mathcal{O}(\varepsilon^2 h + \varepsilon h^2 + h^3)$ for the 1-D case. Using the alternating direction technique, we then extend the scheme to the 2-D case on a nine-point stencil. We apply the high-accuracy finite difference scheme to solve the 2-D steady incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in the stream function-vorticity formulation. Numerical examples are given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed difference scheme. Comparisons made with some high-order compact difference schemes show that the newly proposed scheme can achieve good accuracy with a better stability.

  • Keywords

Reaction-convection-diffusion equation incompressible Navier-Stokes equations boundary layer interior layer finite difference scheme

  • AMS Subject Headings

65N06 65N12 65N15 76M20

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