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Direct numerical simulation of transition and turbulence in a spatially evolving boundary layer. (English) Zbl 0795.76053
A high-order-accurate finite-difference approach to direct simulations of transition and turbulence in compressible flows is described. The technique involves using a zonal grid system, upwind-biased differences for the convective terms, central differences for the viscous terms, and an iterative-implicit time-integration scheme. The integration method is used to compute transition and turbulence on a flat plate.

76M20 Finite difference methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76N20 Boundary-layer theory for compressible fluids and gas dynamics
76F10 Shear flows and turbulence
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