Attenuating artificial dissipation in the computation of Navier-Stokes turbulent boundary layers

E. Shalman, A. Yakhot, S. Shalman, O. Igra, Y. Yadlin

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We propose a new formulation of the fourth-difference artificial dissipation coefficient needed for the Navier-Stokes solutions. This coefficient is scaled by a damping function which is expressed in terms of the Baldwin-Lomax algebraic turbulence model. The suggested scaling function damps the artificial dissipation across the boundary layer. The objective of this paper is to test the ability of the suggested damped scaling coefficient lo provide (a) a given accuracy on a coarser grid; and (b) an accurate computing of turbulent boundary layers. To accomplish this, attached and separated transonic flows over the NACA 0012 airfoil, and turbulent flow over a flat plate have been considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-172
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Scientific Computing
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1998


  • Airfoil flows
  • Artificial dissipation
  • Fourth-difference coefficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering (all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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