Numerical simulations of mixtures of fluids using upwind algorithms

Academic Article


  • This study is concerned with the development of a thermodynamic model that can be used for numerical simulations of mixtures of fluids, whereby some of the mixture components cannot be accurately modeled by a thermally perfect equation of state. Upwind-type algorithms for the discretization of the inviscid fluxes are introduced in some detail, including preconditioning for low-speed problems. Results are obtained for a challenging test case involving the combustion of a liquid oxygen/gaseous hydrogen mixture at high pressure, and they compare reasonably well with experimental data. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Luke EA; Cinnella P
  • Start Page

  • 1547
  • End Page

  • 1566
  • Volume

  • 36
  • Issue

  • 10