Application of the Galerkin/Least-Squares Formulation to the Analysis of Hypersonic Flows: II. Flow Past a Double Ellipse
A finite element method for the compressible Navier-Stokes equations is introduced. The discretization is based on entropy variables. The methodology is developed within the framework of a Galerkin/least-squares formulation to which a discontinuity-capturing operator is added. Results for four test cases selected among those of the Workshop on Hypersonic Flows for Reentry Problems are presented.
KeywordsHypersonic Flow Density Contour Convergence History Stanton Number Entropy Variable
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