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Dan Stanescu
University of Wyoming

Thursday, October 11, 2007
Foothills Laboratory 2, Room 1001
Lecture 2:30pm

Discontinuous Galerkin Collocation Spectral Element Methods

A Discontinuous Galerkin Spectral Element framework for solving hyperbolic systems of conservation laws will be presented. Nonlinearity of the governing equations is handled easily by this method through the use of collocation and of discrete orthogonality relationships between the basis functions. Multidimensionality is obtained via tensor products, hence the method can use unstructured hexahedral grids. An application of the method to the solution of the three-dimensional inviscid flow equations (aeroacoustics) will be discussed. Time permitting, issues related to the extension of the method to mixed hyperbolic-parabolic systems such as the Navier-Stokes equations will also be addressed.