Numerical solution of the supersonic flow over a flat plate

Solve the Navier-Stokes equations in laminar regime to simulate supersonic flow over a flat plate.


Updated 25 Jan 2015

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This code simulates supersonic flow over a flat plate by solving the complete Navier-Stokes equations in laminar regime. The code structure and the numerical algorithm follow the description given in chapter 10 of Anderson's CFD book (John D. Anderson, JR. - Computational Fluid Dynamics. The Basics with Applications). A time-marching finite difference method based on MacCormack's predictor-corrector technique is used for the solution and discretization. Both the constant temperature and the adiabatic wall cases can be solved. There is also a script that generates the same plots as those in the book for comparison.

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Ivan Padilla (2023). Numerical solution of the supersonic flow over a flat plate (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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