Analysis of shock capturing methods for chemical species transport in unsteady compressible flow

Autores UPV
Revista Mathematical and Computer Modelling


This paper presents a chemical species transport model to account for variable composition and gas properties along the flow path in internal combustion engines. The numerical solution to adapt the gas dynamic model to chemical species transport in boundary conditions by means of the Method of Characteristics and in volumes by means of a filling and emptying model is described. The performance for chemical species transport in 1D elementsof shock-capturing methods, such as the two-step Lax¿Wendroff method and the Sweby¿s TVD scheme considering several flux limiter definitions, is carried out by means of shocktube tests. The influence of the fluid modelling as perfect or non-perfect gas on the numerical methods features and the flow characteristics on shock-tube results are analysed.