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A new spectral integral equation method for solving two-dimensional unsteady advection-diffusion equations via Chebyshev polynomials

Mohsen Hadadian Nejad Yousefi (Faculty of Civil, Water and Environmental Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran)
Seyed Hossein Ghoreishi Najafabadi (Faculty of Civil, Water and Environmental Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran)
Emran Tohidi (Department of Mathematics, Kosar University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 21 June 2019

Issue publication date: 12 September 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop an efficient and reliable spectral integral equation method for solving two-dimensional unsteady advection-diffusion equations.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, the considered two-dimensional unsteady advection-diffusion equations are transformed into the equivalent partial integro-differential equations via integrating from the considered unsteady advection-diffusion equation. After this stage, by using Chebyshev polynomials of the first kind and the operational matrix of integration, the integral equation would be transformed into the system of linear algebraic equations. Robustness and efficiency of the proposed method were illustrated by six numerical simulations experimentally. The numerical results confirm that the method is efficient, highly accurate, fast and stable for solving two-dimensional unsteady advection-diffusion equations.

Findings

The proposed method can solve the equations with discontinuity near the boundaries, the advection-dominated equations and the equations in irregular domains. One of the numerical test problems designed specially to evaluate the performance of the proposed method for discontinuity near boundaries.

Originality/value

This study extends the intention of one dimensional Chebyshev approximate approaches (Yuksel and Sezer, 2013; Yuksel et al., 2015) for two-dimensional unsteady advection-diffusion problems and the basic intention of our suggested method is quite different from the approaches for hyperbolic problems (Bulbul and Sezer, 2011).

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Citation

Hadadian Nejad Yousefi, M., Ghoreishi Najafabadi, S.H. and Tohidi, E. (2019), "A new spectral integral equation method for solving two-dimensional unsteady advection-diffusion equations via Chebyshev polynomials", Engineering Computations, Vol. 36 No. 7, pp. 2327-2368. https://doi.org/10.1108/EC-02-2018-0063

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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