Far field boundary conditions based on characteristic and bicharacteristic theory applied to transonic flows

  • Detlef Schulze
3. Numerical Methods for Aerodynamic Design c) Boundary Conditions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 453)


The influence of two different far boundary conditions on the solution of a transonic profile flow is studied when the distance to the outer grid boundary is reduced. One of the boundary conditions makes use of characteristics in one dimensional flows [1]. The other results from an analysis of bicharacteristic in two dimensional flows [2].

These boundary conditions were combined with a cell-vertex method for solving the Euler equations in two dimensions. The method was used to simulate the transonic flow past a NACA0012 profile set at an angle of attack of one degree and a free stream Machnumber of 0.85.


Euler Equation Drag Coefficient Outer Boundary Lift Coefficient Transonic Flow 
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  • Detlef Schulze
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  1. 1.Technical University of BerlinGermany

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