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dc.contributor.advisorIm, Hong G.
dc.contributor.authorChi, Cheng
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-21T08:38:30Z
dc.date.available2015-05-21T08:38:30Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-LMKST
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/554401
dc.description.abstractThis study presents an improved ghost-cell immersed boundary approach to represent a solid body in compressible flow simulations. In contrast to the commonly used approaches, in the present work ghost cells are mirrored through the boundary described using a level-set method to farther image points, incorporating a higher-order extra/interpolation scheme for the ghost cell values. In addition, a shock sensor is in- troduced to deal with image points near the discontinuities in the flow field. Adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) is used to improve the representation of the geometry efficiently. The improved ghost-cell method is validated against five test cases: (a) double Mach reflections on a ramp, (b) supersonic flows in a wind tunnel with a forward- facing step, (c) supersonic flows over a circular cylinder, (d) smooth Prandtl-Meyer expansion flows, and (e) steady shock-induced combustion over a wedge. It is demonstrated that the improved ghost-cell method can reach the accuracy of second order in L1 norm and higher than first order in L∞ norm. Direct comparisons against the cut-cell method demonstrate that the improved ghost-cell method is almost equally accurate with better efficiency for boundary representation in high-fidelity compressible flow simulations. Implementation of the improved ghost-cell method in reacting Euler flows further validates its general applicability for compressible flow simulations.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectGhost-Cell Method
dc.subjectCompressible Flow Simulation
dc.subjectAdaptive Mesh Refinement
dc.subjectCartesoam Grid
dc.titleAn Improved Ghost-cell Immersed Boundary Method for Compressible Inviscid Flow Simulations
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.committeememberSamtaney, Ravi
dc.contributor.committeememberDeiterding, Ralf
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
refterms.dateFOA2016-05-20T00:00:00Z


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