Comparison of several dissipation algorithms for central difference schemes

R. C. Swanson, R. Radespiel, E. Turkel

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Several algorithms for introducing artificial dissipation into a central difference approximation to the Euler and Navier Stokes equations are considered. The focus of the paper is on the convective upwind and split pressure (CUSP) scheme, which is designed to support single interior point discrete shock waves. This scheme is analyzed and compared in detail with scalar and matrix dissipation (MATD) schemes. Resolution capability is determined by solving subsonic, transonic, and hypersonic flow problems. A finite-volume discretization and a multistage time-stepping scheme with multigrid are used to compute solutions to the flow equations. Numerical results are also compared with either theoretical solutions or experimental data. For transonic airfoil flows the best accuracy on coarse meshes for aerodynamic coefficients is obtained with a simple MATD scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 1997
Event13th Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1997 - Snowmass Village, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 19972 Jul 1997


Conference13th Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1997
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySnowmass Village


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