Degree Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Z.J. Wang


A new discontinuous formulation named Correction Procedure via Reconstruction (CPR) was developed for conservation laws. CPR is an efficient nodal differential formulation unifying the discontinuous Galerkin (DG), spectral volume (SV) and spectral difference (SD) methods, is easy to implement. In this thesis, we deal with two issues: the efficient computation of broadband waves, and the proper resolution of a viscous boundary layer with the high-order CPR method.

A hybrid discontinuous space including polynomial and Fourier bases is employed in the CPR formulation in order to compute broad-band waves. The polynomial bases are used to achieve a certain order of accuracy, while the Fourier bases are able to exactly resolve waves at a certain frequency. Free-parameters introduced in the Fourier bases are optimized in order to minimize both dispersion and dissipation errors by mimicking the dispersion-relation-preserving (DRP) method for a one-dimensional wave problem. For the one-dimensional wave problem, the dispersion and dissipation properties and the optimization procedure are investigated through a wave propagation analysis. The optimization procedure is verified with a wave propagation analysis and several numerical tests. The two-dimensional wave behavior is investigated through a wave propagation analysis and the wave propagation properties are verified with a numerical test of the two-dimensional acoustic wave equation.

In order to understand the mesh size requirement to resolve a viscous boundary layer using CPR method, grid resolution studies are performed. . It is well known that the mesh size, which is defined from non-dimensional wall distance y^+=1, gives accepted results to simulate viscous boundary layer problem for 2nd order finite volume method. For high-order CPR formulation, what grid size y^+ is required to match the results from the 2nd order finite volume method with y^+=1. 1D and 2D burger's equation are used as the viscous boundary layer model problem. Skin friction is used as the indicator of accuracy for the resolution of a boundary layer.

Keywords: (Correction Procedure via Reconstruction), A Hybrid Discontinuous Space, Wave Propagation Analysis, Grid Resolution Study, Method of Manufactured Solution.

Copyright Owner

Yi Li



Date Available


File Format


File Size

116 pages