The CE/SE method for Navier-Stokes equations using unstructured meshes for flows at all speeds

Zeng-Chan Zhang, S. Yu, Xiao-Yen Wang, Sin-Chung Chang, Ananda Himansu, Philip Jorgenson
2000 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit   unpublished
In this paper, we report an extension of the Space-Time Conservation Element and Solution Element (CE/SE) Method for solving the Navier-Stokes equations. Numerical algorithms for both structured and unstructured meshes are developed. To calculate the viscous flux terms, a 'midpoint rule' is used. In the setting of space-time flux conservation, a new and unified boundary-condition treatment for solid wall is introduced. The Navier Stokes solvers retain all favorable features of the original
more » ... method for the Euler equations, including high fidelity resolution of unsteady flows, easy implementation of nonreflective boundary conditions, and simplicity of computational logic. In addition, numerical results show that the present Navier-Stokes solvers can be used for high-speed flows as well as low-Mach-number flows without preconditioning. The present Navier Stokes solvers are efficient, accurate, and very robust for flows at all speeds.
doi:10.2514/6.2000-393 fatcat:sbtbpvvo25dhdoxxtrwn47la64