Development of a Jacobian-free finite element solver for aerothermodynamic design

Song Gao, Wagdi G. Habashi, Marco Fossati, Dario Isola, Guido S. Baruzzi, Isik A. Ozcer

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Within the context of hypersonic flight, a finite element solver is introduced on the basis of a Jacobian-free implementation with the aim to address an arbitrary number of species with complex non-equilibrium thermodynamics in a computationally efficient and flexible manner. An adaptive edge-based formulation is proposed to define a general framework for the accurate solution of the conservation laws. Numerical and physical difficulties specific to high-speed flows are addressed for 2D and 3D cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20159 Jan 2015


Conference53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • aerospace engineering
  • thermodynamics
  • finite element solver


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