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Shock Fitting

Classical Techniques, Recent Developments, and Memoirs of Gino Moretti

  • Marcello Onofri
  • Renato Paciorri
  • Presents an approach which is of renewed interest to the community and outlines the historical evolution of the method

  • Illustrates in detail the differences among various shock-fitting schemes for structured and unstructured grids

  • Describes state-of-the-art applications of shock-fitting methods

  • Authored by leading experts in the field of computational fluid dynamics


Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Floating Shock-Fitting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gino Moretti
      Pages 3-31
    3. Francesco Nasuti, Marcello Onofri
      Pages 33-55
  3. Recent Developments in Shock-Fitting Techniques for Unstructured Grids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. L. Campoli, P. Quemar, A. Bonfiglioli, M. Ricchiuto
      Pages 113-129
    3. Daniel Zaide, Carl Ollivier-Gooch
      Pages 151-169
    4. Masashi Kanamori, Kojiro Suzuki
      Pages 171-190
  4. Tribute to Gino Moretti

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Manuel D. Salas
      Pages 193-202
    3. Robert MacCormack
      Pages 223-225
    4. Philip Roe
      Pages 227-228

About this book


This book describes the revolutionary capabilities of new shock fitting algorithms; a great improvement in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for high-speed numerical simulations. Shock fitting methods provide a solution to the current difficulties and inaccuracies in shock-capturing approaches. This work traces the evolution of shock-fitting methods, from the pioneering methods based on the structured grids (boundary and floating shock-fitting) to recent developments on unstructured grids, illustrating algorithmic details, significant applications and potential developments.  Also, to celebrate the centenary birth of the father of shock-fitting techniques, the book also includes a tribute to Gino Moretti, as well as his unpublished manuscript. This book will appeal to professionals, researchers, and graduate students in the field of CFD.


shock-capturing methods Moretti’s scheme Boundary shock-fitting Floating shock-fitting three dimensional domain shock-fitting shock-vortex interaction Unsteady shock-fitting technique

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcello Onofri
    • 1
  • Renato Paciorri
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di IngegneriaMeccanica e Aerospaziale, Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di IngegneriaMeccanica e Aerospaziale, Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

About the editors

Dr. Marcello Onofri is a Professor at the University of Rome's Department of Mechanics and Aeronautics and is a world renowned expert in the area of shock fitting.

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