Compressive properties of Min-mod-type limiters in modelling shockwave-containing flows

Guangning Li, Dinesh Bhatia, Jian Wang

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The long-ignored compressive properties of Min-mod-type limiter is investigated in this manuscript by demonstrating its potential in numerically modelling shockwave-containing flows, especially in shock wave/boundary layer interaction (SWBLI) problems. Theoretical studies were firstly performed based on Sweby’s total variation diminishing (TVD) limiter region and Spekreijse’s monotonicity-preserving limiter region to indicate Min-mod-type limiters’ compressive properties. The influence of limiters on the solution accuracy was evaluated using a hybrid-order analysis method based on the grid-independent study in three typical shockwave-containing flows. The conclusions are that, Min-mod-type limiter can be utilized as a dissipative and/or compressive limiter, but depending on the reasonable value of the compression parameter. The compressive Min-mod limiter tends to be more attractive in modelling shockwave-containing flows as compared to other commonly preferred limiters because of its stable computational process and its high-resolution predictions. However, the compressive Min-mod limiter may suffer from its slightly poor convergence, as that observed in other commonly accepted smooth limiters in modelling SWBLI problems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number290
JournalJournal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020


  • Grid independent analysis
  • MUSCL approach
  • Min-mod limiter
  • TVD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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