Numerically nonreflecting boundary conditions for multidimensional aeroacoustic computations

Clarence Worth Rowley, Tim Colonius

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Many compressible flow and aeroacoustic computations rely on accurate nonreflecting or radiation boundary conditions. When the equations and boundary conditions are discretized using a finitedifference scheme, the dispersive nature of the discretized equations can lead to spurious numerical reflections not seen in the continuous boundary value problem. These reflections can lead to poor convergence to a stationary state, and can lead to selfforcing of flows. We have constructed numerically nonreflecting boundary conditions which account for the particular finite-difference scheme used, and are designed to minimize these spurious numerical reflections. These extend our earlier work on onedimensional boundary conditions to the multidimensional case. Stable boundary conditions which are nonreflecting to arbitrarily high-order-of-accuracy are obtained. Various test cases are presented which show excellent results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1998
Event4th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, 1998 - Toulouse, France
Duration: Jun 2 1998Jun 4 1998


Other4th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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