We introduce a standardized procedure for benchmarking shock-capturing schemes which is intended to go beyond traditional case-by-case analysis, by setting objective metrics for cross-comparison of flow solvers. The main idea is that use of shock-capturing schemes yields both distributed errors associated with propagation of wave-like disturbances in smooth flow regions, and localized errors at shocks where nonlinear numerical mechanisms are most active. Our standardized error evaluation framework relies on previous methods of analysis for the propagation error with associated cost/error mapping, and on novel analysis of the shock-capturing error based on a model scalar problem. Amplitude and phase errors are identified for a number of classical shock-capturing schemes with different order of accuracy. Whereas all schemes are found to be, as expected, first-order accurate at shocks, quantitative differences are found to be significant, and we find that certain schemes in wide use (e.g. high-order WENO schemes) may yield substantial over-amplification of incoming disturbances at shocks. Illustrative calculations are also shown for the 1D Euler equations, which support sufficient generality of the analysis, although nonlinearity suggests caution in straightforward extrapolation to other flow cases.

A general framework for the evaluation of shock-capturing schemes / Zhao, G.; Sun, M.; Memmolo, A.; Pirozzoli, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-9991. - 376:(2019), pp. 924-936. [10.1016/j.jcp.2018.10.013]

A general framework for the evaluation of shock-capturing schemes

Memmolo A.;Pirozzoli S.
2019

Abstract

We introduce a standardized procedure for benchmarking shock-capturing schemes which is intended to go beyond traditional case-by-case analysis, by setting objective metrics for cross-comparison of flow solvers. The main idea is that use of shock-capturing schemes yields both distributed errors associated with propagation of wave-like disturbances in smooth flow regions, and localized errors at shocks where nonlinear numerical mechanisms are most active. Our standardized error evaluation framework relies on previous methods of analysis for the propagation error with associated cost/error mapping, and on novel analysis of the shock-capturing error based on a model scalar problem. Amplitude and phase errors are identified for a number of classical shock-capturing schemes with different order of accuracy. Whereas all schemes are found to be, as expected, first-order accurate at shocks, quantitative differences are found to be significant, and we find that certain schemes in wide use (e.g. high-order WENO schemes) may yield substantial over-amplification of incoming disturbances at shocks. Illustrative calculations are also shown for the 1D Euler equations, which support sufficient generality of the analysis, although nonlinearity suggests caution in straightforward extrapolation to other flow cases.
2019
computational; efficiency; shock; capturing; schemes; wave; propagation;
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A general framework for the evaluation of shock-capturing schemes / Zhao, G.; Sun, M.; Memmolo, A.; Pirozzoli, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-9991. - 376:(2019), pp. 924-936. [10.1016/j.jcp.2018.10.013]
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