Simulation of large turbulent vortex structures with the parabolic Navier-Stokes equations

  • J. V. Rakich
  • R. T. Davis
  • M. Barnett
Contributed Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 170)


The theoretical basis for well-posed marching of a Parabolic Navier-Stokes (PNS) computational technique for supersonic flow is discussed.and examples given to verify the analysis. It is demonstrated that stable computations can be made even with very small steps in the marching direction. The method is applied to cones at large angles of attack in high Reynolds-number, supersonic flow.Streamline trajectories generated from the numerical solutions demonstrate the development of vortex structures on the lee side of the cone.


Supersonic Flow AIAA Paper Primary Vortex Departure Solution Pressure Gradient Term 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. V. Rakich
    • 1
  • R. T. Davis
    • 2
  • M. Barnett
    • 2
  1. 1.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA
  2. 2.University of CincinnatiOhioUSA

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