DREAM: An efficient methodology for DSMC simulation of unsteady processes

H. M. Cave, M. C. Jermy, K. C. Tseng, Jong-Shinn Wu

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Abstract

A technique called the DSMC Rapid Ensemble Averaging Method (DREAM) for reducing the statistical scatter in the output from unsteady DSMC simulations is introduced. During post-processing by DREAM, the DSMC algorithm is re-run multiple times over a short period before the temporal point of interest thus building up a combination of time- and ensemble-averaged sampling data. The particle data is regenerated several mean collision times before the output time using the particle data generated during the original DSMC run. This methodology conserves the original phase space data from the DSMC run and so is suitable for reducing the statistical scatter in highly non-equilibrium flows. In this paper, the DREAM-II method is investigated and verified in detail. Propagating shock waves at high Mach numbers (Mach 8 and 12) are simulated using a parallel DSMC code (PDSC) and then post-processed using DREAM. The ability of DREAM to obtain the correct particle velocity distribution in the shock structure is demonstrated and the reduction of statistical scatter in the output macroscopic properties is measured. DREAM is also used to reduce the statistical scatter in the results from the interaction of a Mach 4 shock with a square cavity and for the interaction of a Mach 12 shock on a wedge in a channel.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)335-340
Number of pages6
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1084
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Apr 2009
Event26th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD26 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 20 Jul 200825 Jul 2008

Keywords

  • DREAM
  • DSMC
  • Hypersonic
  • Statistical scatter
  • Unsteady

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