Euler multigrid calculations using a gas-kinetic scheme

Kun Xu, Luigi Martinelli, Antony Jameson

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Starting from the BGK model [1], anew gas-kinetic scheme is developed for computing steady state solutions to the Euler equations. The discretization has been implemented in a well developed multi-grid time-stepping algorithm, and it has been applied to the solution of typical transonic, flow over two dimensional airfoils. The gas-kinetic formulation used in this work exhibits some similarities with classical discretizations obtained by flux-vector splitting and flux-difference splitting, as well as the SLIP (Symmetric Limited Positive) scheme of Jameson [8, 9]. An important feature of the present scheme is that it can be shown that the entropy condition is always satisfied. The numerical test cases confirm the accuracy and robustness of. the current scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1995 - Reno, United States
Duration: Jan 9 1995Jan 12 1995


Other33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1995
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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