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Cellular automatons applied to gas dynamic problemsThis paper compares the results of a relatively new computational fluid dynamics method, cellular automatons, with experimental data and analytical results. This technique has been shown to qualitatively predict fluidlike behavior; however, there have been few published comparisons with experiment or other theories. Comparisons are made for a one-dimensional supersonic piston problem, Stokes first problem, and the flow past a normal flat plate. These comparisons are used to assess the ability of the method to accurately model fluid dynamic behavior and to point out its limitations. Reasonable results were obtained for all three test cases, but the fundamental limitations of cellular automatons are numerous. It may be misleading, at this time, to say that cellular automatons are a computationally efficient technique. Other methods, based on continuum or kinetic theory, would also be very efficient if as little of the physics were included.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Long, Lyle N.
(Lockheed-California Co. Burbank, CA, United States)
Coopersmith, Robert M.
(Lockheed-California Co. Burbank, United States)
Mclachlan, B. G.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1987
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Heat Transfer
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 87-1384
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