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 Azman May 14, 2006 16:51

IS calc. with 2nd order discret. always necessary?

I am simulating a flow through a membrane module, with a pressure inlet and pressure outlet. A standard k-e turbulence model is used. The flow does not involve any high Mach-number flow. My mesh is tetrahedral, as a complex geometry with alot of curves is involved. I used a segregated solver.

My question concerns the order of discretization. When I choose first order discretization scheme for the convective terms of the governing equations, my residuals are stable (even though they dont converge), ie. they don't go up and down alot, However, when I change the order of discretization to second order, the residuals wiggles violently, suggesting an unstable calculation.

I am wondering, when it is necessary to use the 2nd order discretization, when the calculation using the 1st order is already stable? I am aware that the manual says that, while the first-order discretization generally yields better convergence than the second-order scheme, it generally will yield less accurate results, especially on tri/tet mesh. The problem in applying this sentence is that, we have no experimental values to validate our result.

If it is ALWAYS necessary to check for convergence and stability with the second order, then I am hoping someone could give some suggestions as to how i can improve the stability when 2nd order discretization is turned on.

 k_tafazoli March 14, 2013 04:43

Van leer second order and AUSM+

Hi, I've got a fortran code for solving 2D compressible flow over an airfoil with the method of first order van leer flux vector splitting . I have to change it to second order van leer flux vector splitting method . Can you please help me on how to do it? It's also possible for me to solve this project with the method of AUSM+ . Are you familiar with this method? can you help me with it please?