This paper presents a numerical study of instationary three-dimensional flows. Three methods, a semi-implicit one and two explicit ones were compared and tested on typical flow configurations (lid driven cavity, natural convection and mixed convection in a cavity). These methods were then applied to a problem of ventilation in a paint-booth. The semi-implicit method proved to have a higher accuracy. The explicit method of the M.A.C. type turned out to be more advantageous in calculation time.
Numerical simulation of air flows - application to the ventilation of a paint-booth.
Ventilation '85. (Chemical Engineering Monographs 24). Edited by H D Goodfellow. Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1986. p391-403. 7 figs, 3 tabs, 10 refs.