Proceedings of ISP RAS

Numerical Simulation of High-Speed Non-equilibrium Flow with Applied Magnetic Field

Ryakhovskiy A.I. (Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; SPbPU, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Schmidt A.A. (Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; SPbPU, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Antonov V.I. (SPbPU, St. Petersburg, Russia)


The paper describes the development and testing processes of a modification of an existing solver for hypersonic reacting flow within the OpenFOAM numerical simulation framework. The modification is suited to simulate the interaction between the flow and the constant applied magnetic field. The purpose of the development is to create a simulation tool for the study of the concept of magnetohydrodynamical flow control and its possible technological applications. Resulting application utilizes Navier-Stokes-Fourier system of equations supplemented with appropriate auxiliary models for the accurate assessment of process-specific additional terms. Solver testing has been carried out using the cases that highlight solvers capabilities to model MHD high-speed flow in different regimes.


numerical simulation; fluid flow control; magnetohydrodynamics; aerodynamics; shock waves


Proceedings of the Institute for System Programming, vol. 29, issue 6, 2017, pp. 299-310.

ISSN 2220-6426 (Online), ISSN 2079-8156 (Print).

DOI: 10.15514/ISPRAS-2017-29(6)-19

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