Sergio Pirozzoli

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We analyze optimized explicit Runge–Kutta schemes (RK) for computational aeroacoustics, and wave propagation phenomena in general. Exploiting the analysis developed in [S. Pirozzoli, Performance analysis and optimization of finite-difference schemes for wave propagation problems, J. Comput. Phys. 222 (2007) 809–831], we rigorously evaluate the performance(More)
We develop a reduced-order model for large-scale unsteadiness (vortex shedding) in a two-dimensional diffuser and use the model to show how periodic mass injection near the separation point reduces stagnation pressure loss. The model estimates the characteristic frequency of vortex shedding and stagnation pressure loss by accounting for the accumulated(More)
Direct numerical simulation is used to investigate the effect of compressibility on roughness-induced boundary layer transition. Computations are performed in both the lowand the high-speed regime (at free-stream Mach number Me = 2) for an isolated three-dimensional element with cubic shape and for two-dimensional roughness strips. For each configuration(More)
We develop numerical boundary conditions for the compressible Navier–Stokes equations based on a generalized relaxation approach (GRCBC), which hinges on locally one-dimensional characteristic projection at the computational boundaries, supplemented with available information from the flow exterior. The basic idea is to estimate the amplitude of incoming(More)