Volume 4, Issue 1
The Sensitivity Analysis for the Flow Past Obstacles Problem with Respect to the Reynolds Number

Kazufumi Ito ,  Zhilin Li and Zhonghua Qiao

10.4208/aamm.11-m1110

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 4 (2012), pp. 21-35.

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  • Abstract

In this paper,  numerical sensitivity analysis with respect to the Reynolds number for the flow past obstacle problem is presented. To carry out such analysis, at each time step, we need to solve the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations on irregular domains twice, one for the primary variables; the other is for the sensitivity variables with homogeneous boundary conditions. The Navier-Stokes solver is the augmented immersed interface method for Navier-Stokes equations on irregular domains. One of the most important contribution of this paper is that our analysis can  predict the critical Reynolds number at which the vortex shading begins to develop in the wake of the obstacle. Some interesting experiments are shown to illustrate how the critical Reynolds number varies with different geometric settings.

  • History

Published online: 2012-04

  • AMS Subject Headings

65M06, 65M12, 76T05

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