Effects of implicit preconditioners on solution acceleration schemes in CFD. (English) Zbl 0864.76058

Summary: Several solution acceleration techniques, used to obtain steady state CFD solutions as quickly as possible, are applied to an implicit, upwind Euler solver to evaluate their effectiveness. The implicit system is solved using either ADI or ILU, and the solution acceleration techniques evaluated are quasi-Newton iteration, Jacobian freezing, multigrid and GMRES. ILU is a better preconditioner than ADI because it can use larger time steps. Adding GMRES does not always improve the convergence. However, GMRES preconditioned with ILU and multigrid can take advantage of Jacobian freezing to produce an efficient scheme that is relatively independent of grid size and grid quality.


76M20 Finite difference methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76N10 Existence, uniqueness, and regularity theory for compressible fluids and gas dynamics
65M12 Stability and convergence of numerical methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
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