Wall boundary conditions for high-order finite-difference schemes in computational aeroacoustics

  • Christopher K. W. Tam
  • Zhong Dong


High-order finite-difference schemes are less dispersive and dissipative but, at the same time, more isotropic than low-order schemes. They are well suited for solving computational acoustics problems. High-order finite-difference equations, however, support extraneous wave solutions which bear no resemblance to the exact solution of the original partial differential equations. These extraneous wave solutions, which invariably degrade the quality of the numerical solutions, are usually generated when solid-wall boundary conditions are imposed. A set of numerical boundary conditions simulating the presence of a solid wall for high-order finite-difference schemes using a minimum number of ghost values is proposed. The effectiveness of the numerical boundary conditions in producing quality solutions is analyzed and demonstrated by comparing the results of direct numerical simulations and exact solutions.


Exact Solution Partial Differential Equation Ghost Acoustics Direct Numerical Simulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher K. W. Tam
    • 1
  • Zhong Dong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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