Bifurcation theory and applications by L. Salvadori

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If the simulation is not stable, the temperature would fluctuate and the system would not be in equilibrium. It is therefore necessary to observe the development of the distribution over a period of time, ensuring that it converges with minimal oscillations. 14 show examples of the distribution at different temperatures. The variations arise from statistical noise that occurs due to the finite number of molecules in the simulation. The greater the number of molecules, the lower is the noise in the extracted distribution.

30) Central difference: ∂p ∂y = i, j Using this method the partial differential equations can be replaced with simple algebraic equations that can be solved either iteratively or by matrix inversion. This can be implemented for fluid flow simulations to yield the values of the flow variables at discrete points in the flow field. Due to the structures of the FDM, problems are limited to ones with simple boundaries where a structured mesh can be used. For more complex problems, the finite element method allows for more versatility but is much more complex.

For these properties to be used to simulate a fluid system, they need to be localized at discrete points within the flow domain before they are solved using a numerical scheme. 2 Solving continuum equations There are a number of schemes for solving the fluid conservation equations in a simulation environment, such as the finite difference, finite volume, finite element, boundary element, etc. However, the three most developed and widely used of the bunch will be considered: the finite difference method, the finite element method and the finite volume method.

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