A node-pair bgk kinetic scheme for flows at moderate knudsen numbers

Marco Fossati, Luigi Vigevano

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Abstract

The present work discusses the implementation of a kinetic scheme based on the BGK model equation in the framework of a node-pair formulation for the conservation laws to simulate compressible flows on unstructured hybridmeshes. A multidimensional second order scheme scheme is achieved by suitable modification to the original stencil of the node-pair approach. In the transitional regime, slip velocity condition at solid wall is automatically assured by the kinetic formulation of the node-pair boundary conditions. Flows at Knudsen number up to 0.01 have been considered for validation of the present approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Volume659 SP
ISBN (Print)9789292212230
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2009
Event6th European Symposium Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles - Versailles, France
Duration: 3 Nov 20086 Nov 2008

Conference

Conference6th European Symposium Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles
CountryFrance
CityVersailles
Period3/11/086/11/08

Keywords

  • BGK kinetic scheme
  • finite volumes
  • node-pair approach
  • transitional regime
  • unstructured hybrid grids
  • finite volume method
  • kinetic theory of gases
  • compressible flow
  • gas-kinetic scheme

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