Investigation of flux formulae in transonic shock wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction

D. Drikakis, F. Durst

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The aim of the present study is to examine the accuracy and improvement of various numerical methods in the solution of the transonic shock/turbulent boundary layer interaction problem and to show that a significant source of numerical inaccuracies in turbulent flows is not only the inadequacy of the turbulence model but also the numerical discretization. Comparisons between a Riemann solver and a flux-vector-splitting method as well as between various numerical high-order extrapolation schemes with corresponding experimental results are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-413
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 1994


  • algorithms
  • boundary value problem
  • mathematical models
  • numerical methods
  • shock waves
  • flux formulae
  • flux vector splitting method
  • Riemann solver
  • transonic shock wave
  • turbulent flow
  • transonic turbulent flows
  • flux-splitting methods

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