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Comparison of the AUSM+-up and other advection schemes for turbomachinery applications

  • R. Pacciani
  • M. Marconcini
  • A. Arnone
Original Article


In this paper, the AUSM+-up scheme is compared to other numerical flux schemes in the framework of a RANS/URANS code for turbomachinery applications. The considered advection schemes include central discretizations with artificial dissipation and the Roe upwind scheme. The comparison is carried out by studying a low-aspect-ratio turbine cascade over a wide range of expansion ratios that encompasses almost incompressible up to supersonic flow conditions. It is found that the dissipation scaling associated with the AUSM+-up scheme was effective over the whole range of analysed flow conditions. A detailed assessment with the aid of the available measurements will be exploited to show how the AUSM+-up is capable of a detailed and faithful reproduction of secondary flow features, with accuracy comparable to that of the Roe scheme and superior to that of central schemes.


Numerical fluxes Artificial dissipation Upwind scheme AUSM+-up scheme Turbine cascade Secondary flows 



The third author is particularly indebted to Meng-Sing Liou for the long-term collaboration, the support, and the guidance Meng-Sing Liou gave him in the early stages of his academic career, when he was a visiting researcher at NASA Glenn Research Center.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversitá degli Studi di FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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