Unsteady Compressible Flow Calculations with Least-Square Mesh-less Method


1 Department of Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Mechanical Eng., Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran


A dual-time implicit mesh-less method is presented for unsteady compressible flow calculations. Polynomial least-square (PLS) and Taylor series least-square (TLS) procedures are used to estimate the spatial derivatives at each node and their computational efficiencies are compared. Also, the effect of the neighbor stencil selection on the accuracy of the method is investigated. As a new approach, different neighboring stencils are used for the highly stretched point distribution inside the boundary layer region and the inviscid isotropic point distribution outside this area. The unsteady flows over stationary and moving objects at subsonic and transonic flow conditions are solved. Results indicate the computational efficiency of the method in comparison with the alternative approaches. The convergence histories of the flow solution show that the PLS method is computationally faster than TLS method. In addition, the eight point neighboring stencil inside the viscous region is more efficient than other choices.