This paper aims at reviewing linear and nonlinear approaches to study the stability of fluid flows. We provide a concise but self-contained exposition of the main concepts and specific numerical methods designed for global stability studies, including the classical linear stability analysis, the adjoint-based sensitivity, and the most recent nonlinear developments. Regarding numerical implementation, a number of ideas making resolution particularly efficient are discussed, including mesh adaptation, simple shift-invert strategy instead of the classical Arnoldi algorithm, and a simplification of the recent nonlinear self-consistent (SC) approach proposed by Mantic-Lugo et al. (2014, Self- Consistent Mean Flow Description of the Nonlinear Saturation of the Vortex Shedding in the Cylinder Wake, Phys. Rev. Lett., 113(8), p. 084501). An open-source software implementing all the concepts discussed in this paper is provided. The software is demonstrated for the reference case of the two-dimensional (2D) flow around a circular cylinder, in both incompressible and compressible cases, but is easily customizable to a variety of other flow configurations or flow equations.

A Practical Review on Linear and Nonlinear Global Approaches to Flow Instabilities

Citro, V.
Investigation
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Giannetti, F.
Software
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2019-01-01

Abstract

This paper aims at reviewing linear and nonlinear approaches to study the stability of fluid flows. We provide a concise but self-contained exposition of the main concepts and specific numerical methods designed for global stability studies, including the classical linear stability analysis, the adjoint-based sensitivity, and the most recent nonlinear developments. Regarding numerical implementation, a number of ideas making resolution particularly efficient are discussed, including mesh adaptation, simple shift-invert strategy instead of the classical Arnoldi algorithm, and a simplification of the recent nonlinear self-consistent (SC) approach proposed by Mantic-Lugo et al. (2014, Self- Consistent Mean Flow Description of the Nonlinear Saturation of the Vortex Shedding in the Cylinder Wake, Phys. Rev. Lett., 113(8), p. 084501). An open-source software implementing all the concepts discussed in this paper is provided. The software is demonstrated for the reference case of the two-dimensional (2D) flow around a circular cylinder, in both incompressible and compressible cases, but is easily customizable to a variety of other flow configurations or flow equations.
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