## Abstract

A numerical algorithm has been developed to solve the incompressible magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD) equations in a fully coupled form. The numerical approach is based on the side centered finite volume approximation where the velocity and magnetic filed vector components are defined at the center of edges/faces, meanwhile the pressure term is defined at the element centroid. In order to enforce a divergence free magnetic field, a magnetic pressure is introduced to the induction equation. The resulting large-scale algebraic linear equations are solved using a one-level restricted additive Schwarz preconditioner with a block-incomplete factorization within each partitioned sub-domains. The parallel implementation of the present fully coupled unstructured MHD solver is based on the PETSc library for improving the efficiency of the parallel algorithm. The numerical algorithm is validated for 2D lid-driven cavity flows and backward step problems for both conducting and insulating walls.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, COUPLED PROBLEMS 2017 |

Editors | Manolis Papadrakakis, Eugenio Onate, Bernhard A. Schrefler |

Publisher | International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering |

Pages | 491-501 |

Number of pages | 11 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 9788494690921 |

Publication status | Published - 2017 |

Event | 7th International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, COUPLED PROBLEMS 2017 - Rhodes Islad, Greece Duration: 12 Jun 2017 → 14 Jun 2017 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, COUPLED PROBLEMS 2017 |
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Volume | 2017-January |

### Conference

Conference | 7th International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, COUPLED PROBLEMS 2017 |
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Country/Territory | Greece |

City | Rhodes Islad |

Period | 12/06/17 → 14/06/17 |

### Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:© 2017 International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering. All rights reserved.

## Keywords

- Backward facing step
- Incompressible magnetohydrodynamics
- Lid-driven cavity
- Monolithic
- Semi-staggered finite volume method