On a robust and accurate localized artificial diffusivity scheme for the high-order flux-reconstruction method

Takanori Haga, Soshi Kawai

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The high-order flux reconstruction (FR) method on unstructured hexahedral grids is coupled with the localized artificial diffusivity (LAD) scheme for aiming at accurate simulation of shock-turbulence interaction. In order to overcome known robustness issues particularly with the high-order (r>0) derivative formulation, important properties of the artificial bulk viscosity (ABV) profile affecting the solution are investigated first. For the purpose of comparison, an approximated Gaussian filter and modified restriction-prolongation (RP) filters are developed and tested for the present FR-LAD approach. Then, we propose a multidimensional RP filter on unstructured quadrilateral and hexahedral grids to address the issues on non-Cartesian grids. It is shown that a simple extension of a one-dimensional RP filter for two-dimensional grids may result in insufficient smoothing of ABV with r=2, and that the proposed multidimensional RP filter can provide smooth ABV with both r=0 and r=2. The proposed FR-LAD scheme is tested for typical shock-related problems, including the 1D shock tube, 1D shock-entropy wave interaction, 2D steady shock flows, and 2D shock-vortex interaction. The FR-LAD scheme has favorable properties of subcell shock capturing with the length scale of O(h/p) and superior preservation of high-order accuracy for smooth flows. Finally, LES of an overexpanded supersonic jet is performed to demonstrate its capability for practical applications. The proposed FR-LAD scheme can be an attractive candidate for LES or DNS of compressible flows involving shocks, contact discontinuities, turbulence, and their interactions on unstructured meshes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-563
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


  • Artificial diffusivity
  • Flux reconstruction scheme
  • High-order unstructured method
  • Shock capturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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