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A shock-fitting primer. (CD-ROM included).


A shock-fitting primer. (CD-ROM included)

Salas, M.D.

CRC Press


400 pages



Chapman & Hall/CRC applied mathematics and nonlinear science series


Within the field of computational fluid dynamics, dealing with shock effects can be done with either shock capturing, in which the discontinuity is replaced by a thin viscous-like layer which is computed using the same discretization used elsewhere in the flow, shock fitting, in which the discontinuities are treated as true discontinuities governed by their own set of partial differential equations. It is the latter approach that is described here by Salas (NASA Langley Research Center), with an emphasis on understanding computational concepts through MATLAB programming. He introduces key concepts and generalized function theory; elaborates on the Euler equations and definitions and assumptions used throughout the treatment; discusses the theory in relation to one-dimensional and quasi-one-dimensional Euler equations; applies shock fitting techniques to two-dimensional flows, specifically in reference to the problems of the classical blunt body problem, conical flow over an external corner, and steady supersonic flow; and considers current and future developments in shock-fitting methods within the context of unstructured grid methods. The necessary MATLAB codes are included on the accompanying CD-ROM.

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Date:Jun 1, 2010
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