Journal of Applied Mathematics / 2013 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Comparison Study on the Performances of Finite Volume Method and Finite Difference Method

Table 5

Computation iterations and time of FVM and FDM in second-order central difference scheme for vorticity-stream function algorithm of lid driven flow.

MeshαFVMFDM
IterationsTime(s)Time of each iterationIterationsTime(s)Time of each iteration

200.2495073.80.015210030.70.015
200.110500154.40.015430061.60.014
400.63250151.90.0474350199.30.046
400.54450203.50.0465800262.90.045
400.46300296.30.0477950369.30.046
800.84950822.30.1665050858.40.170
800.685001413.40.16690001539.50.171
800.4172502969.40.172177503242.00.183

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