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MacCormack method - from aerodynamics to hydrodynamics


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From aerodynamics to hydrodynamics, the MacCormack method of alternating differences has proven to be a powerful way of modeling fluid flow. There are many articles on the web, for instance, Wikipedia has a page on this topic. This technique was brought from aerospace to hydroelectric reservoirs by my mentor, Dr. William R. Waldrop. Several techniques are discussed in the attached paper. Calculated flows from a typical reservoir are shown in these two figures. The source code (C or FORTRAN) is available for free.

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TVA3-519.pdf

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