A finite volume error estimator inspired by the variational multiscale approach

Oriol Colomés, Guglielmo Scovazzi, Ihab Sraj, Omar Knio, Olivier Le Maître

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In this work, we define a family of explicit a posteriori error estimators for Finite Volume methods in computational fluid dynamics. The proposed error estimators are inspired by the Variational Multiscale method, originally defined in a Finite Element context. The proposed error estimators are tested in simulations of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, the thermally-coupled Navier-Stokes equations, and the fully-coupled compressible large eddy simulation of the HIFiRE Direct Connect Rig Scramjet combustor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105296
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2018Jan 12 2018

Publication series

NameAIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, 2018


ConferenceAIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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