Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 USA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 USA
The application of the high-order accurate schemes with multi-block domains is essential in problems with complex geometries. Primarily, accurate block-interface treatment is found to be of significant importance for precisely capturing discontinuities in such complex configurations. In the current study, a conservative and accurate multi-block strategy is proposed and implemented for a high-order compact finite-difference solver. For numerical discretization, the Beam-Warming linearization scheme is used and further extended for three-dimensional problems. Moreover, the fourth-order compact finite-difference scheme is employed for spatial discretization. The capability of the high-order multi-block approach is then evaluated for the onedimensional flow inside a Shubin nozzle, two-dimensional flow over a circular bump, and three-dimensional flow around a NACA 0012 airfoil. The results showed a reasonable agreement with the available exact solutions and simulation results in the literature. Further, the proposed block-interface treatment performed quite well in capturing shock waves, even in situations that the location of the shock coincides with block interfaces.