A multistage time-stepping scheme for the navier-stokes equations

R. C. Swanson, Eli Turkel

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A class of explicit multistage time-stepping schemes is used to construct an algorithm for solving the compressible Navier-Stokes equations. Flexibility in treating arbitrary geometries is obtained with a finite-volume formulation. Numerical efficiency is achieved by employing techniques for accelerating convergence to steady state. Computer processing is enhanced through vectorization of the algorithm. The scheme is evaluated by solving laminar and turbulent flows over a flat plate and an NACA 0012 airfoil. Numerical results are compared with theoretical solutions or other numerical solutions and/or experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1985
EventAlAA 23rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 1985 - Reno, United States
Duration: 14 Jan 198517 Jan 1985


ConferenceAlAA 23rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 1985
Country/TerritoryUnited States


FundersFunder number
Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton
National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNAS1-17070


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