SUPG finite element computation of inviscid supersonic flows with YZβ shock-Capturing

Tayfun E. Tezduyar*, Masayoshi Senga

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Stabilization and shock-capturing parameters introduced recently for the Streamline-Upwind/Petrov-Galerkin (SUPG) formulation of compressible flows based on conservation variables are assessed in test computations with inviscid supersonic flows and different types of finite element meshes. The new shock-capturing parameters, categorized as "YZβ Shock-Capturing" in this paper, are compared to earlier parameters derived based on the entropy variables. In addition to being much simpler, the new shock-capturing parameters yield better shock quality in the test computations, with more substantial improvements seen for triangular elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-159
Number of pages13
JournalComputers and Fluids
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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