Calculations of 3D compressible flows using an efficient low diffusion upwind scheme

Zongjun Hu, Gecheng Zha

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A newly suggested E-CUSP upwind scheme is employed for the first time to calculate 3D flows of propulsion systems. The E-CUSP scheme contains the total energy in the convective vector and is fully consistent with the characteristic directions. The scheme is proved to have low diffusion and high CPU efficiency. The computed cases in this paper include a transonic nozzle with circular-to-rectangular cross-section, a transonic duct with shock wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction, and a subsonic 3D compressor cascade. The computed results agree well with the experiments. The new scheme is proved to be accurate, efficient and robust for the 3D calculations of the flows in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-269
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 30 2005


  • Low diffusion
  • Riemann solver
  • Upwind scheme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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