, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 67-95
Date: 23 Nov 2012

An Optimized Low-Dissipation Monotonicity-Preserving Scheme for Numerical Simulations of High-Speed Turbulent Flows

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This paper presents an optimized low-dissipation monotonicity-preserving (MP-LD) scheme for numerical simulations of high-speed turbulent flows with shock waves. By using the bandwidth dissipation optimization method (BDOM), the linear dissipation of the original MP scheme of Suresh and Huynh (J. Comput. Phys. 136, 83–99, 1997) is significantly reduced in the newly developed MP-LD scheme. Meanwhile, to reduce the nonlinear dissipation and errors, the shock sensor of Ducros et al. (J. Comput. Phys. 152, 517–549, 1999) is adopted to avoid the activation of the MP limiter in regions away from shock waves. Simulations of turbulent flows with and without shock waves indicate that, in comparison with the original MP scheme, the MP-LD scheme has the same capability in capturing shock waves but a better performance in resolving small-scale turbulence fluctuations without introducing excessive numerical dissipation, which implies the MP-LD scheme is a valuable tool for the direct numerical simulation and large eddy simulation of high-speed turbulent flows with shock waves.