Finite volume treatment of dispersion-relation-preserving and optimized prefactored compact schemes for wave propagation

Mihaela Popescu, Wei Shyy, Marc Garbey

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Abstract

In developing suitable numerical techniques for computational aero-acoustics, the dispersion-relation-preserving (DRP) scheme by Tam and co-workers and the optimized prefactored compact (OPC) scheme by Ashcroft and Zhang have shown desirable properties of reducing both dissipative and dispersive errors. These schemes, originally based on the finite difference, attempt to optimize the coefficients for better resolution of short waves with respect to the computational grid while maintaining pre-determined formal orders of accuracy. In the present study, finite volume formulations of both schemes are presented to better handle the nonlinearity and complex geometry encountered in many engineering applications. Linear and nonlinear wave equations, with and without viscous dissipation, have been adopted as the test problems. Highlighting the principal characteristics of the schemes and utilizing linear and nonlinear wave equations with different wavelengths as the test cases, the performance of these approaches is documented. For the linear wave equation, there is no major difference between the DRP and OPC schemes. For the nonlinear wave equations, the finite volume version of both DRP and OPC schemes offers substantially better solutions in regions of high gradient or discontinuity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-729
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Volume210
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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