A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver based on the gradient smoothing method (GSM) with moving mesh enabled is presented in this paper. The GSM uses unstructured meshes which could be generated and remeshed easily. The spatial derivatives of field variables at nodes and midpoints of cell edges are calculated using the gradient smoothing operations. The presented GSM codes use second-order Roes upwind flux difference splitting method and second-order 3-level backward differencing scheme for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations with moving mesh, and the second-order of accuracy for both the spatial and temporal discretization is ensured. The spatial discretization accuracy is verified using the method of manufactured solutions (MMS) on both structured and unstructured triangle meshes, and the results show that the observed order of accuracy achieves 2 even when highly distorted meshes are used. The temporal discretization accuracy is verified using the results with different time step lengths, and second-order accuracy is also obtained. Therefore, it is confirmed that the proposed GSM-CFD solver is a uniform second-order scheme.
|Number of pages||33|
|Journal||Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences|
|State||Published - 1 Feb 2013|
- Gradient smoothing method (GSM)
- Method of manufactured solutions (MMS)
- Moving mesh