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Analysis of the accuracy of shock-capturing in the steady quasi-1D Euler equations

Giles, M. B. (1995) Analysis of the accuracy of shock-capturing in the steady quasi-1D Euler equations. Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Insight into the accuracy of steady shock-capturing CFD methods is obtained through analysis of a simple problem involving steady transonic flow in a quasi-1D diverging duct. It is proved that the discrete solution error on either side of the shock is $O(h^{n})$ where $n$ is the order of accuracy of the conservative finite volume discretisation. Furthermore, it is shown that provided that $n \ge 2$ then the error in approximating $\int p dx$ is $O(h^{2})$. This result is in contrast to the general belief that shocks in 2D and 3D Euler calculations lead to first order errors, which motivates much of the research into grid adaptation methods.

Item Type:Technical Report (Technical Report)
Subjects:D - G > Fluid mechanics
H - N > Numerical analysis
Research Groups:Numerical Analysis Group
ID Code:1343
Deposited By:Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:12 Jun 2011 09:51
Last Modified:12 Jun 2011 09:51

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