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Question RhoCentralFoam: supersonic flat plate (bad temperature)
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Hi, I'm trying to validate rhoCentralFoam by solving the supersonic flat plate. I impose zero gradient for temperature at the wall (adiabatic wall). In agreement with theory, wall temperature for r=1 (recovery factor) should be the free stream total temperature. I solve the case for Ma=2.0 thus the wall temperature should be 518.67 K, but predicted wall temperature with rhoCentralFoam are 391.49K (%error 24.5). Any suggestion is welcome.
I'm using vanLeer function for reconstruction and for gradients
least squares.

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