A Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for the Compressible Euler Equations on Arbitrary Grids

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Title: A Reconstructed Discontinuous Galerkin Method for the Compressible Euler Equations on Arbitrary Grids
Author: Luo, Luqing
Advisors: Hong Luo, Committee Chair
Hassan A. Hassan, Committee Member
Jack R. Edwards, Committee Member
Zhilin Li, Committee Member
Abstract: A reconstruction-based discontinuous Galerkin (RDG) method is presented for the solution of the compressible Euler equations on arbitrary grids. By taking advantage of handily available and yet invaluable information, namely the derivatives, in the context of the discontinuous Galerkin methods, a polynomial solution of one degree higher is reconstructed using a least-squares method. The stencils used in the reconstruction involve only the von Neumann neighborhood (face-neighboring cells) and are compact and consistent with the underlying DG method. The resulting RDG method can be regarded as an improvement of a recovery-based DG method, in the sense that it shares the same nice features, such as high accuracy and efficiency, and yet overcomes some of its shortcomings such as a lack of flexibility, compactness, and robustness. The developed RDG method is used to compute a variety of flow problems on arbitrary meshes to demonstrate its accuracy, efficiency, robustness, and versatility. The numerical results indicate that this RDG method is third-order accurate at a cost slightly higher than its underlying second-order DG method, at the same time providing a better performance than the third order DG method, in terms of both computing costs and storage requirements.
Date: 2010-04-20
Degree: MS
Discipline: Aerospace Engineering
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/6278


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