Grid adaptation for the 2-D Euler equations

John F. Dannenhoffer, Judson R. Baron

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An adapted grid technique for accurate and efficient solutions of the steady, two-dimensional Euler equations is presented. Embedded meshes, which are coupled to a fixed global mesh via a multiple-grid technique, are employed. The effect of choosing various adaptation strategies is examined. Solutions are presented for isolated lifting airfoils in subcritical as well as transonic flow. The supersonic flow over a circular-arc cascade with a complex shock structure is also presented. In all cases, the adapted solution achieved the same accuracy as global refinement, but required a factor of between 5 and 7 less computer time and between 3 and 8 less storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes
EventAlAA 23rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 1985 - Reno, United States
Duration: Jan 14 1985Jan 17 1985


OtherAlAA 23rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 1985
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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