Entropy Stability of Finite Difference Schemes for the Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations

  • Mohammed Sayyari

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

In this thesis, we study the entropy stability of the compressible Navier-Stokes model along with a modification of the model. We use the discretization of the inviscid terms with the Ismail-Roe entropy conservative flux. Then, we study entropy stability of the augmentation of viscous, heat and mass diffusion finite difference approximations to the entropy conservative flux. Additionally, we look at different choices of the diffusion coefficient that arise from combining the viscous, heat and mass diffusion terms. Lastly, we present numerical results of the discretizations comparing the effects of the viscous terms on the oscillations near the shock and show that they preserve entropy stability.
Date of AwardJul 2018
Original languageEnglish (US)
Awarding Institution
  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering
SupervisorMatteo Parsani (Supervisor)

Keywords

  • entropy Stability
  • compressible flow
  • Navier-Stokes
  • modified Navier-Stokes
  • finite difference

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