Gas-kinetic finite volume methods

K. Xu, Luigi Martinelli, A. Jameson

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Gas-kinetic schemes developed from the BGK model have been successfully applied to 1D and 2D flows. In this paper, a novel 3D method for the system of conservation laws of fluid flow is constructed. A Lax-Wendroff type scheme is developed from gas-kinetics and applied to solve time dependent problems. In the limit of infinite collision time, the formulation reduces precisely to the kinetic representation of flux vector splitting for the Euler equations. A new time-independent flux formulation is further introduced, which when applied in conjunction with Jameson's multigrid time stepping scheme yields efficient and accurate solutions of steady compressible flows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number453
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics - Bangalore, India
Duration: Jul 11 1994Jul 15 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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