Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

35, 3, pp. 527-540, Warsaw 1997

3D h-adaptive finite element simulations of inviscid and viscous flows

Krzysztof Banaś
The paper presents an adaptive finite element method for solving compressible fluid flow problems with a special emphasis on techniques of mesh refinements. A specially designed for 3D viscous flows strategy of applying h-refinements, both anisotropic in boundary layers and isotropic elsewhere, together with underlying technical tools and assumptions, is presented. Examples of application to 3D viscous and inviscid supersonic flow problems are included.
Keywords: adaptive finite element method; compressible fluid flow