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A hybrid building-block and gridless method for compressible flows. (English) Zbl 1254.76113
Summary: A hybrid building-block Cartesian grid and gridless method is presented to compute unsteady compressible flows for complex geometries. In this method, a Cartesian mesh based on a building-block grid is used as a baseline mesh to cover the computational domain, while the boundary surfaces are represented using a set of gridless points. This hybrid method combines the efficiency of a Cartesian grid method and the flexibility of a gridless method for the complex geometries. The developed method is used to compute a number of test cases to validate the accuracy and efficiency of the method. The numerical results obtained indicate that the use of this hybrid method leads to a significant improvement in performance over its unstructured grid counterpart for the time-accurate solution of the compressible Euler equations. An overall speed-up factor from six to more than one order of magnitude and a saving in storage requirements up to one order of magnitude for all test cases in comparison with the unstructured grid method are demonstrated.

MSC:
76M25 Other numerical methods (fluid mechanics) (MSC2010)
65M06 Finite difference methods for initial value and initial-boundary value problems involving PDEs
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