A h-Adaptive Algorithm Using Residual Error Estimates for Fluid Flows
N. Ganesh 1, N. Balakrishnan 2*1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam, India.
2 Computational Aerodynamics Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India.
Received 17 August 2011; Accepted (in revised version) 21 February 2012
Available online 28 June 2012
Algorithms for adaptive mesh refinement using a residual error estimator are proposed for fluid flow problems in a finite volume framework. The residual error estimator, referred to as the R-parameter is used to derive refinement and coarsening criteria for the adaptive algorithms. An adaptive strategy based on the R-parameter is proposed for continuous flows, while a hybrid adaptive algorithm employing a combination of error indicators and the R-parameter is developed for discontinuous flows. Numerical experiments for inviscid and viscous flows on different grid topologies demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithms on arbitrary polygonal grids.AMS subject classifications: 65M08, 65M50, 65Z05, 76N15
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Key words: Adaptive refinement, error estimator, residual, error indicator.
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