Viscous regularization of the full set of nonequilibrium‐diffusion Grey Radiation‐Hydrodynamic equations Academic Article uri icon


  • Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. A viscous regularization technique, based on the local entropy residual, was proposed by Delchini et al. (2015) to stabilize the nonequilibrium-diffusion Grey Radiation-Hydrodynamic equations using an artificial viscosity technique. This viscous regularization is modulated by the local entropy production and is consistent with the entropy minimum principle. However, Delchini et al. (2015) only based their work on the hyperbolic parts of the Grey Radiation-Hydrodynamic equations and thus omitted the relaxation and diffusion terms present in the material energy and radiation energy equations. Here, we extend the theoretical grounds for the method and derive an entropy minimum principle for the full set of nonequilibrium-diffusion Grey Radiation-Hydrodynamic equations. This further strengthens the applicability of the entropy viscosity method as a stabilization technique for radiation-hydrodynamic shock simulations. Radiative shock calculations using constant and temperature-dependent opacities are compared against semi-analytical reference solutions, and we present a procedure to perform spatial convergence studies of such simulations. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Delchini, M. O., Ragusa, J. C., & Ferguson, J.

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  • 1

publication date

  • September 2017