Adaptive Mesh Refinement with the Enhanced Velocity Method

by Benjamin Ganis

The enhanced velocity (EV) method is a useful way to directly construct a strongly flux-continuous velocity approximation between non-matching subdomain grids [2].  It is a straightforward method to implement based on a two-point flux approximation on Cartesian grids.  The EV method has recently been implemented in the IPARS simulator on a new type of discretization called semi-structured grids.  This enables powerful local mesh refinement capabilities, as well as dynamic adaptive mesh refinement (AMR). Continue reading