An Examination of Several High Resolution Schemes Applied to Complex Problems in High Speed Flows
Final rept. Jun-Dec 1991,
WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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A comparative study of five upwind schemes was performed to evaluate their ability accurately model the convective fluxes of the Euler equations for problems containing complex shock structure. The schemes investigated used a variety of Reimann solvers and obtained higher order accuracy using either a MUSCL or non-MUSCL approach. The MUSCL-type schemes included the flux vector split formulations of Steiger-Warming and van Leer and the flux difference split approach of Roe. The Non-MUSCL schemes included the Symmetric and Upwind TVD methods of Yee, and Harten and Yee. Two central difference schemes provide a basis for the evaluation of these upwind methods. The comparison was performed using identical meshes and convergence criteria. In a supersonic blunt body flow, all the upwind schemes displayed comparably resolved bow shocks, independent of free stream Mach number. However, a complex type IV shock on cowl lip example pointed out significant difference in the accuracy and convergence behavior of the schemes. A comparison of the flow structure shown by the various algorithms on identical grids indicated that the discrete solutions obtained with Upwind TVD and Roe flux difference splitting were the least diffusive of the upwind methods considered.
- Fluid Mechanics