Unstructured mesh methods for the solution of the unsteady compressible flow equations with moving boundary components

O. Hassan, K. Morgan, N. Weatherill
2007 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences  
A review of a procedure for the simulation of time-dependent, inviscid and turbulent viscous, compressible flows involving geometries that change in time is presented. The adopted discretization technique employs unstructured meshes and both explicit and implicit time-stepping schemes. A dual time-stepping procedure and an ALE formulation enable flows involving moving boundary components to be included. Techniques that have been developed to maintain the validity of the unstructured mesh and to
more » ... uctured mesh and to allow for the capture of moving flow features are also reviewed. Using the in-house developed techniques, some examples are included to demonstrate the use of the approach for the simulation of a number of flows of practical industrial interest.
doi:10.1098/rsta.2007.2020 pmid:17519197 fatcat:7t7vqiadszcznie4hlwwcbo6ru