School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
A novel multidimensional characteristics approach for inflow and outflow boundaries of compressible twodimensional flows is presented. The modified Riemann variables have been extracted from the Euler equations by considering the directions of waves reaching the inflow and outflow boundaries. By applying this model in a shortened computational domain, the boundaries can be located close to the nonlinear zone. The results of reduced and extended domains are in good agreement with each other. Using this model yields in a reduction of computational domain while keeping the solution accuracy and lowering the computation time.