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## Students

IIT Ghandhinagar: Rachit, Himanshu, Vinay, Yogesh, Neelesh
TIFR-CAM: Anant Diwakar, Deep Ray

## Slides

1. Solution of inviscid Burger's equation (matlab)
2. 1-D finite volume code for shock tube problem (C++): FVM codeExact solutiongnuplot script

## Exact solution for shock tube problem

Here are the steps to run the exact solution code from book of Toro. This requires fortran compiler and gnuplot. The five test cases have been setup in different files `test1.ini` etc. The output solution is written into the file `e1rpex.out `which contains x coordinate, density, velocity, pressure and internal energy (basically temperature).

`gfortran E1RPEX.F -o E1RPEX`
`./E1RPEX < test1.ini`
`gnuplot allplot.gnu`

This creates postscript file `allplot.ps` which can be opened to see the solution.

## 1-D finite volume code for shock tube problem

Download the three files given above. This code solves Euler equations in 1-D for given initial condition. It has kinetic split fluxes and reconstruction using minmod limiter. You can run it in first order or second order mode. The initial condition is based on test1.ini conditions so we can compare with exact solution.

`g++ fv_euler_1d.cc`
`./a.out`
`gnuplot fvm.gnu`
`gv fvm.ps`

The postscript file contains numerical and exact solution. Run it for `first` order and then for `second` order and see the solution in each case. You have to set the variable `order` in function `FVProblem::FVProblem ()` which is the constructor of the `FVProblem` class.

## Compiling SU2

Here are the steps to compile serial version. I am going to install it into /Users/praveen/Applications; modify it according to your actual installation location. In the following `\$` denotes the shell prompt in the terminal where you type in your commands.

`\$ cd /Users/praveen/Applications`
`\$ tar zxvf SU2v2.0.tgz`
`\$ cd SU2v2.0`
`\$ ./configure --prefix=`pwd``
`\$ make`
`\$ make install`

Add following lines to your `\$HOME/.bashrc` file.

`export SU2_RUN="/Users/praveen/Applications/SU2v2.0/bin"`
`export SU2_HOME="/Users/praveen/Applications/SU2v2.0/trunk"`
`PATH=\$PATH:\$SU2_RUN`
`export PATH`

The part in red may be different in your case; modify above lines according to your installation path. Then open new terminal and check the following variables have been defined.

`\$ echo \$SU2_RUN`
`/Users/praveen/Applications/SU2v2.0/bin`
`\$ echo \$SU2_HOME`
`/Users/praveen/Applications/SU2v2.0/trunk`

If you now type `SU2_CFD` you should get following result

`\$ SU2_CFD`
`There is no configuration file!!`
`Press any key to exit...`

If you get different result then you made a mistake in the above steps.

## Meshing using Gmsh

Gmsh is an excellent open source meshing tool for unstructured grids. You can get binaries for most common platforms from their website.

To try the diamond airfoil case, download the Gmsh script from here. You can open it in Gmsh and use the gui to do mesh generation.

Or you can do it from the command line

`gmsh -2 diamond.geo`

which creates the mesh file called `diamond.msh`. You can open this in Gmsh to see the mesh.

We now need to convert the msh file to su2 format. I borrowed a code I found online and Anant Diwakar made some small modifications. You can get the converter here. Compile the converter and run it as shown below. You have to input the filename of msh file without the msh extension as shown in red below.

`\$ gfortran gmsh2su2d.f90 -o gmsh2su2d`
`\$ ./gmsh2su2d `
` Gmsh2SU2: Converts a Gmsh mesh file to SU2 format.`
` (Input must be in Gmsh version 2.0 ascii format.`
`  Output is in SU2 format.)`
`  `
` Input Gmsh filename, excluding the .msh suffix`
`diamond`
` Opening the Gmsh file`
` Reading MeshFormat`
` MeshFormat: 2.2 0 8`
` `
` Reading PhysicalNames`
` Name            2 -> airfoil                                                                 `
` Name            3 -> farfield                                                                `
` Name            1 -> domain                                                                  `
` Reading Nodes`
` Nodes written         5306`
` Total Gmsh elements to be read in:       10612`
` `
` Creating the .su2 files`
` Triangle boundaries:        10352`
` Done su2 file.`
` `
` Done gmsh2su2`

This creates the file `diamond.su2` which can be used in SU2.