This paper deals with a high-order accurate discontinuous finite element method for the numerical solution of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations. We extend a discontinuous finite element discretization originally considered for hyperbolic systems such as the Euler equations to the case of the Navier-Stokes equations by treating the viscous terms with a mixed formulation. The method combines two key ideas which are at the basis of the finite volume and of the finite element method, the physics of wave propagation being accounted for by means of Riemann problems and accuracy being obtained by means of high-order polynomial approximations within elements. As a consequence the method is ideally suited to compute high-order accurate solution of the Navier-Stokes equations on unstructured grids. The performance of the proposed method is illustrated by computing the compressible viscous flow on a flat plate and around a NACA0012 airfoil for several flow regimes using constant, linear, quadratic, and cubic elements. © 1997 Academic Press.

(1997). A high-order accurate discontinuous finite element method for the numerical solution of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/71972

A high-order accurate discontinuous finite element method for the numerical solution of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations

BASSI, Francesco;REBAY, Stefano
1997-01-01

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This paper deals with a high-order accurate discontinuous finite element method for the numerical solution of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations. We extend a discontinuous finite element discretization originally considered for hyperbolic systems such as the Euler equations to the case of the Navier-Stokes equations by treating the viscous terms with a mixed formulation. The method combines two key ideas which are at the basis of the finite volume and of the finite element method, the physics of wave propagation being accounted for by means of Riemann problems and accuracy being obtained by means of high-order polynomial approximations within elements. As a consequence the method is ideally suited to compute high-order accurate solution of the Navier-Stokes equations on unstructured grids. The performance of the proposed method is illustrated by computing the compressible viscous flow on a flat plate and around a NACA0012 airfoil for several flow regimes using constant, linear, quadratic, and cubic elements. © 1997 Academic Press.
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1997
Bassi, Francesco; Rebay, Stefano
(1997). A high-order accurate discontinuous finite element method for the numerical solution of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/71972
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