PhD Defense: Julien VANHAREN – High-order numerical methods for unsteady flows around complex geometries
This work deals with high-order numerical methods for unsteady flows around complex geometries. In order to cope with the low-order industrial Finite Volume Method, the proposed technique consists in computing on structured and unstructured zones with their associated schemes: this is called a hybrid approach. Structured and unstructured meshes are then coupled by a nonconforming grid interface. The latter is analysed in details with special focus on unsteady flows. It is shown that a dedicated treatment at the interface avoids the reflection of spurious waves. Moreover, this hybrid approach is validated on several academic test cases for both convective and diffusive fluxes. The extension of this hybrid approach to high-order schemes is limited by the efficiency of unstructured high-order schemes in terms of computational time. This is why a new approach is explored: The Spectral Difference Method.
A new framework is especially developed to perform the spectral analysis of Spectral Discontinuous Methods. The Spectral Difference Method seems to be a viable alternative in terms of computational time and number of points per wavelength needed for a given application to capture the flow physics.
Pr. P. CINNELLA ENSAM, Paris Referee
Pr. R. TURPAULT IMB, Bordeaux Referee
Pr. P.-H. MAIRE CEA/CESTA, Bordeaux Member
Pr. B. KOOBUS IMAG, Montpellier Member
Dr. M. de la LLAVE PLATA ONERA, Châtillon Member
Dr. G. PUIGT CERFACS, Toulouse Advisor
Dr. M. BARTH AIRBUS, Toulouse Industrial Supervisor