Entropy-stable discontinuous Galerkin approximation with summation-by-parts property for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with variable density and artificial compressibility

16 Jul 2019  ·  Manzanero Juan, Rubio Gonzalo, Kopriva David A, Ferrer Esteban, Valero Eusebio ·

We present a provably stable discontinuous Galerkin spectral element method for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with artificial compressibility and variable density. Stability proofs, which include boundary conditions, that follow a continuous entropy analysis are provided... We define a mathematical entropy function that combines the traditional kinetic energy and an additional energy term for the artificial compressiblity, and derive its associated entropy conservation law. The latter allows us to construct a provably stable split-form nodal Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) approximation that satisfies the summation-by-parts simultaneous-approximation-term (SBP-SAT) property. The scheme and the stability proof are presented for general curvilinear three-dimensional hexahedral meshes. We use the exact Riemann solver and the Bassi-Rebay 1 (BR1) scheme at the inter-element boundaries for inviscid and viscous fluxes respectively, and an explicit low storage Runge-Kutta RK3 scheme to integrate in time. We assess the accuracy and robustness of the method by solving the Kovasznay flow, the inviscid Taylor-Green vortex, and the Rayleigh-Taylor instability. read more

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