Performance Evaluation of the Numerical Flux Jacobians in Flow Solution and Aerodynamic Design Optimization

Ezertas A., EYİ S.

6th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD), St Petersburg, Russia, 12 - 16 July 2010, pp.241-246 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-17884-9_29
  • City: St Petersburg
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-246
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A direct sparse matrix solver is utilized for the flow solution and the analytical sensitivity analysis. The effects of the accuracy of the numerical Jacobians on the accuracy of sensitivity analysis and on the performance of the Newton's method flow solver are analyzed in detail. The gradient based aerodynamic design optimization is employed to demonstrate those effects.