A dilating vortex particle method for compressible flow
Vortex methods have become useful tools for the computation of incompressible fluid flow. In this work, a vortex particle method for the simulation of unsteady two-dimensional compressible flow is developed. By decomposing the velocity into irrotational and solenoidal parts, and using particles that are able to change volume and that carry vorticity, dilatation, enthalpy, entropy and density, the equations of motion are satisfied. Spatial derivatives are treated using the method of particle strength exchange with high-order-accurate, non-dissipative kernels. The new vortex method is applied to co-rotating and leapfrogging vortices in compressible flow, with the far acoustic field computed using a two-dimensional Kirchhoff surface.
© 2002 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 20 September 2002. Published 9 October 2002. The first author gratefully acknowledges support from a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. This research was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation under Grant No 9501349. This article was chosen from Selected Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Vortex Flows and Related Numerical Methods (UC Santa-Barbara, 17–20 March 2002) ed E Meiburg, G H Cottet, A Ghoniem and P Koumoutsakos.
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