Volume 36, Number 1, February 2018
|Page(s)||57 - 65|
|Published online||18 May 2018|
A Blended Continuation Method for Solving Steady Inviscid Flow
Northwestern Polytechnical University, School of Aeronautics, Xi'an 710072, China
2 China Aeronautical Establishment, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Beijing 100012, China
Steady flow field solving is wieldly used in aircraft aerodynamic design, efficiency of steady flow field solving has great influnence on efficiency of aircraft aerodynamic design. A continuation method that blended Laplacian operator and pseudo time marching method for solving steady inviscid flow problem is proposed. In steady flow problem, the field is usually initialized as an uniform field before starting iteration. This resulted in the fact that the initial residual in only nonzero on wall boundary. Based on this feature, Laplacian operator is introduced to accelarate convergence at the starting stage of nonlinear solving. At the ending stage of nonlinear solving, the blended continuation term is biased to pseduo time marching method to avoid over dissipation graduately. To establish a complete continuation method, the starting, evolution and termination method are also described. At last, the proposed continuation method is implemented in a finite element solver, and tested aginst GAMM channel and NACA0012 foil subsonic and transonic cases. Numerical test results confirmed that the blended continuation method could get an efficency improvement about 1/3 to 1/4 comparing with stand alone Laplacian continuation and much more better than pure pseudo time marching method.
Key words: computational fluid dynamics / Euler equations / implicit scheme / Newton-Raphson method / steady flow / equation continuation
关键字 : 计算流体力学 / 欧拉方程 / 隐式格式 / 牛顿-拉弗森方法 / 定常流动 / 方程延拓
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