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Title: Truncation error estimates for mesh refinement in Lagrangian hydrocodes
Author: Cole, Sarah Lianne
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2013
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Compressible fluid flows governed by the Euler Equations of gasdynamics exhibit sharp features such as shocks and expansions which are difficult to capture computationally. In order to focus efficiently on these features an adaptive facility is required. A standard numerical scheme is the so-called Lagrange-plus-remap method, otherwise known as the ALE (Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian) scheme, on a refined mesh using AMR (Adaptive Mesh Refinement). This thesis focuses on the Lagrangian step in the ALE scheme and on an adaptive strategy based on error estimates. The strategy makes use of truncation errors of pairs of schemes of the same order of accuracy to monitor the error and to refine the mesh. Error estimates are obtained for the Isothermal and Euler Equations in both one and two dimensions. The strategy is shown to be effective in refining areas of compressibility.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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