Scientific Investigations by Supercomputing

  • Jiro Kondo


This paper traces the development of computers and discusses the capability of supercomputers. As examples of the application of a supercomputer, the Global Circulation Model, the consequences of a nuclear war, and climatic change due to the greenhouse effect, each worked out by computer, are discussed. Finally, the transonic flow of a wing body configuration obtained by numerical calculation is presented. Mach number and velocity potential are calculated for every lattice point. Different difference-formulas are applied for subsonic and supersonic flow regions. The location of the shock wave is determined as a curved plane of discontinuity satisfying the shock condition.


Shock Wave Mach Number Wind Tunnel Transonic Flow Wing Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiro Kondo
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  1. 1.University of TokyoJapan

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