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High-order accurate computations for unsteady aerodynamics
2007 (English)In: Computers & Fluids, ISSN 0045-7930, E-ISSN 1879-0747, Vol. 36, no 3, 636-649 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A high-order accurate finite difference scheme is used to perform numerical studies on the benefit of high-order methods. The main advantage of the present technique is the possibility to prove stability for the linearized Euler equations on a multi-block domain, including the boundary conditions. The result is a robust high-order scheme for realistic applications. Convergence studies are presented, verifying design order of accuracy and the superior efficiency of high-order methods for applications dominated by wave propagation. Furthermore, numerical computations of a more complex problem, a vortex-airfoil interaction, show that high-order methods are necessary to capture the significant flow features for transient problems and realistic grid resolutions. This methodology is easy to parallelize due to the multi-block capability. Indeed, we show that the speedup of our numerical method scales almost linearly with the number of processors.

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2007. Vol. 36, no 3, 636-649 p.
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finite-difference schemes, boundary-value-problems, convergence rate, shock, approximations, resolution, equations, meshes, flows, euler
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16338DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2006.02.004ISI: 000243716200012OAI: diva2:334380
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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