Comparative study of contact surface capturing schemes

Keisuke Sawada, Naofumi Ohnishi, Hayato Baba, Hideo Nagatomo

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Several computational methods that are designed to resolve a contact surface more sharply than that given by conventional upwind schemes are explored. Two different numerical methods are newly developed where one approach employs an overset mesh arrangement to follow the material interface precisely, and the other one considers two component gases to define the material interface and try to keep it discontinuous by modifying the numerical flux function. Details of the formulation are described for the latter scheme and typical numerical results are presented. The calculated results for Richtmyer-Meshkov instability problem using these schemes are compared with that given by the Piecewise Parabolic Method (PPM) scheme. The growth rate of the instability of the material interface for linear regime is compared. From the results, we emphasize that the present new scheme assuming two component gases has a unique capability of resolving a contact surface quite sharply and accurately.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624100864
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference 2003 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2003 Jun 232003 Jun 26

Publication series

Name16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference


Other16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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