Parallel implementation of a gas-kinetic BGK method on unstructured grids for 3-D inviscid missile flows

Ilgaz M., TUNCER İ. H.

Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics, Parallel CFD 2007, Antalya, Turkey, 21 - 24 May 2007, pp.449-456 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-92744-0_56
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-456


A 3-D gas-kinetic BGK method and its parallel solution algorithm are developed for the computation of inviscid missile flows on unstructured grids. Flow solutions over a supersonic missile are presented to validate the accuracy and robustness of the method. It is shown that the computation time, which is an important deficiency of gas-kinetic BGK methods, may significantly be reduced by performing computations in parallel. © 2009 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.