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Multitarget error estimation and adaptivity in aerodynamic flow simulations

Hartmann, Ralf (2008) Multitarget error estimation and adaptivity in aerodynamic flow simulations. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 31 (1), pp. 708-731.



Important quantities in aerodynamic flow simulations are the aerodynamic force coefficients including the pressure induced and the viscous stress induced drag, lift and moment coefficients. In addition to the exact approximation of these quantities it is of increasing importance, in particular in the field of uncertainty quantification, to estimate the error in the computed quantities. <br> </br> In recent years <em>a posteriori</em> error estimation and goal-oriented refinement approaches have been developed for the accurate and efficient computation of <em>single</em> target quantities. The current approaches are based on computing an adjoint solution related to each of the specific target quantities under consideration. In this paper we extend this approach to the accurate and efficient computation of <em>multiple</em> target quantities. Instead of computing multiple adjoint solutions, one for each target functional, the new approach is based on the computation of one adjoint and one adjoint-adjoint solution. This way only two auxiliary problem are required irrespective of the number on target functionals. The practical performance of this approach is demonstrated for a laminar compressible flow. In particular, the proposed approach is compared to the standard approach of error estimation and goal-oriented refinement as well as to residual-based refinement. The performance of the algorithms is measured in terms of computing resources required for meeting industrial as well as academic accuracy requirements on the computed force coefficients.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/57073/
Document Type:Article
Title:Multitarget error estimation and adaptivity in aerodynamic flow simulations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Journal or Publication Title:SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 708-731
Keywords:Discontinuous Galerkin discretization, error estimation, adaptivity, multiple target functionals, compressible Navier-Stokes equations
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Concepts & Integration (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > CASE
Deposited By: Hartmann, Dr.rer.nat. Ralf
Deposited On:06 Jan 2009
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:23

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