Supersonic Flow Over an Obstacle

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Model Data

Type: fluid dynamics

Physics Modes: euler equations

Keywords: compressible flow inviscid flow validation

Steady inviscid flow over a cylindrical bump using the compressible Euler equations. The flow at the inlet is supersonic with Ma = 1.4 resulting in a series of reflected shock waves as the flow hits the obstacle [1].

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Reference

[1] Lynn J.F., van Leer B., Lee D. (1997) Multigrid solution of the euler equations with local preconditioning. In: Kutler P., Flores J., Chattot JJ. (eds) Fifteenth International Conference on Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics. Lecture Notes in Physics, vol 490. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.