Numerical Experiments on Shock-Turbulence Interaction

  • Sanjiva K. Lele
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Plenary Lecture

Many applications in engineering and physical sciences involve situations where a turbulent flow interacts with shock waves. High-speed flows around aerodynamic bodies and through propulsion systems for high-speed flight are abound with interactions of shear-driven turbulence with complex shock waves. Supernova explosions and inertial confinement fusion also involve the interaction of shockwaves with turbulence and strong density variations. Numerical simulations of such physical phenomena impose conflicting demands on the numerical algorithms. Capturing broadband spatial and temporal variations in a turbulent flow suggests the use of high-bandwidth schemes with minimal dissipation and dispersion, while capturing a flow discontinuity at a shock wave requires numerical dissipation.


Shock Wave Blast Wave Oblique Shock Numerical Dissipation Plenary Lecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjiva K. Lele
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  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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