We study numerically the solutions of the steady advection-diffusion problem in bounded domains with prescribed boundary conditions when the Péclet number Pe is large. We approximate the solution at high, but finite Péclet numbers by the solution to a certain asymptotic problem in the limit Pe → ∞. The asymptotic problem is a system of coupled 1-dimensional heat equations on the graph of streamline-separatrices of the cellular flow, that was developed in . This asymptotic model is implemented numerically using a finite volume scheme with exponential grids. We conclude that the asymptotic model provides for a good approximation of the solutions of the steady advection-diffusion problem at large Péclet numbers, and even when Pe is not too large.
|Number of pages
|Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B
|Published - Jan 2011
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics