Compressible Flow

  • Joel H. Ferziger
  • Milovan PerićEmail author
  • Robert L. Street


Compressible flows are considered in this chapter. Methods designed for compressible flows are briefly discussed. The extension of pressure-correction approaches based on the fractional-step method and the SIMPLE algorithm for incompressible flows to compressible flows is described in more detail. Methods for dealing with shocks (e.g., grid adaptation, total-variation-diminishing and essentially-non-oscillating schemes) are also discussed. Boundary conditions for various types of compressible flows (subsonic, transonic and supersonic) are described. Finally, application examples are presented and discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel H. Ferziger
    • 1
  • Milovan Perić
    • 2
    Email author
  • Robert L. Street
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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