Application of a hybrid kinetic-continuum solver to the near wall modelling

O Rovenskaya, G Croce
2014 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
A hybrid method dynamically coupling the direct numerical solution of the S-model kinetic equation and Navier-Stokes equations is applied to a numerical simulation of the flow through the channel of a finite length due to arbitrarily pressure ratios and for a wide range of Knudsen number. The decomposition of the physical domain into kinetic and hydrodynamic sub-domains is updated at each time step. The solution is advanced in time simultaneously in both kinetic and hydrodynamic domains: the
more » ... pling is achieved by matching half fluxes at the interface of the kinetic and Navier-Stokes domains, thus taking care of the conservation of momentum, energy and mass through the interface. Solver efficiency is increased via MPI (Message Passing Interface) parallelization. Accuracy and reliability of the method, for different decomposition criteria, are assessed via comparison with a pure kinetic solution. 32nd UIT (Italian Union of Thermo-fluid-dynamics) Heat Transfer Conference
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/547/1/012020 fatcat:6izklvfvg5b7hbykfeckga5rc4