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Examining Solution Consistency

One can evaluate convergence by checking for consistency in the flow field. The conservation relations require a balance of fluxes through a control surface. For a closed duct, the flow through the duct should be conserved. Low-speed flow over a closed body should have zero drag. Other such consistency relations can be defined for specific flow fields. These provide verification of the code since the consistency relations are usually a statement of some analytic result.

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