Finite element methods for compressible flow. (English) Zbl 0606.76089

Numerical methods for fluid dynamics II, Proc. Conf., Reading/UK 1985, Inst. Math. Appl. Conf. Ser., New Ser. 7, 27-53 (1986).
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We review the on-going research work at Swansea into the application of finite element based methods to the solution of problems involving compressible fluid flow. From the outset, our main area of activity has been the development of algorithms for modelling supersonic flows, with the ultimate aim of producing a computer code for predicting aerodynamic heating rates over bodies of complex geometrical shape at high Mach number.


76N10 Existence, uniqueness, and regularity theory for compressible fluids and gas dynamics
76N15 Gas dynamics (general theory)
76-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to fluid mechanics
76M99 Basic methods in fluid mechanics


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