Papers of all kinds by Hiroaki Nishikawa

Latest Update: March 4, 2013
  1. A. Mazaheri and H. Nishikawa, First-Order Hyperbolic System Method for Time-Dependent Advection-Diffusion Problems, NASA-TM-2014-218175, March 2014.
    [ bib | pdf ] This paper demonstrates, for the first time, the time-dependent computations by the first-order hyperbolic system method, extending the steady schemes developed in [JCP2007, JCP2010]. A very powerful steady solver is developed based on the hyperbolic formulation of advection-diffusion. It is used to solve the system of residual equations that arise from implicit time-integration schemes. The solver is so powerful that it is capable of solving the implicit-unsteady-residual equations with sufficent accuracy in less than 5 iteraitons. Note that the steady solver achieves second-order accuracy in the solution and the gradient, meaning that second-order accuracy is achieved in both the solution the gradient are obtained at every physical time step. This is a very important contribution, showing the first successful time-accurate computations by the hyperbolic schemes.
  2. H. Nishikawa, First, Second, and Third Order Finite-Volume Schemes for Diffusion, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 256, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 791-805, 2014. [ Journal version of AIAA Paper 2013-1125 ]
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    This paper shows how straightforward it is to construct a robust first-order scheme and a super third-order scheme for diffusion. The idea is to write the diffusion equation as a hyperbolic system. Once it is done, a robust first-order upwind scheme gives an energy-stable first-order scheme for diffusion, and a very economical edge-based third-order scheme gives a super third-order scheme for diffusion. It is super because it achieves third-order accuracy in the solution as well as the gradients on a second-order stencil with O(h) time step.
  3. H. Nishikawa, First, Second, and Third Order Finite-Volume Schemes for Advection-Diffusion, AIAA Paper 2013-2568, 21st AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 24 - 27 June, San Diego, California, 2013. [ submitted to JCP ]
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    This paper presents first, second, and third order finite-volume schemes for advection diffusion. A simplified approach of constructing a scheme as a sum of independently developed advection and diffusion schemes is demonstrated for a wide range of Reynolds numbers, up to 1 million. Implicit solver is develped based on the Jacobian consistent with the first order scheme. The problem of loss of accuracy is illustrated, and it is shown that the problem does not exist for the hyperbolic method. This is a great step towards the development of first, second, and third order finite-volume schemes for the Navier-Stokes equations.
  4. H. Nishikawa, B. Diskin, J. L. Thomas, and D. H. Hammond, Recent Advances in Agglomerated Multigrid, AIAA Paper 2013-863, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 7 - 10 January, Grapevine, Texas, 2013.
    [ bib | pdf | slides ] This paper reports recent advances in agglomerated multigrid for 3D unstructured and structured RANS simulations. Various difficulties and their resolutions are discussed. Also, problems with a single-grid solver are discussed. If we cannot obtain a unique solution with a single-grid solver, we cannot hope to accelerate the convergence or more fundamentally there is no point of accelerating the convergence in the first place. RANS solver development continues whether single-grid or multigrid.
  5. H. Nishikawa, Divergence Formulation of Source Term, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 231, Issue 19, 1 August 2012, Pages 6393-6400, 2012.
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    Yes, you can write a source term in the divergence form and discretize it by the method suitable for a conservation law, e.g., upwind or central flux. This paper shows how to do it. It is demonstrated that a third-order finite-volume scheme developed for hyperboic systems can be applied straightforwardly to the discretization of source terms.
  6. H. Nishikawa, New-Generation Hyperbolic Navier-Stokes Schemes: (1/h) Speed-Up and Accurate Viscous/Heat Fluxes, AIAA Paper 2011-3043, 20th Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 2011.
    [ bib | pdf | slides ] Finally, the first-order hypebolic system method [JCP2007, JCP2010] has been extended to the Navier-Stokes equations. We propose a hyperbolic model for viscous flows, cast the system in the preconditioned conservative system, and discretize it by the 2nd-order finite-volume method. It is demonstrated that the resulting Navier-Stokes code converges O(1/h) times faster then a traditional code and yields 2nd-order accurate viscous/heat fluxes on irregular grids. Note that all we need is a numerical method for hyperbolic systems: the new Navier-Stokes scheme is upwind for all Reynolds numbers. This paper has just opened the door to the next generation of CFD codes. It is only the beginning.
  7. H. Nishikawa, Two Ways to Extend Diffusion Schemes to Navier-Stokes Schemes: Gradient Formula or Upwind Flux, AIAA Paper 2011-3044, 20th Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 2011.
    [ bib | pdf | slides ] The general principle for constructing robust and accurate diffusion schemes presented in the previous conference has been extended to the Navier-Stokes equations. The paper discusses two possible extensions: one by the gradient formula implied by the diffusion schemes; the other via upwind fluxes applied to a hyperbolic model for viscous flows. That is, if you have a scheme for hyperbolic systems, you have a viscous scheme. This is a great chance for you to devise your own viscous discretization.
  8. H. Nishikawa and B. Diskin, Development and Application of Parallel Agglomerated Multigrid Methods for Complex Geometries , AIAA Paper 2011-3232, 20th Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 2011.
    [ bib | pdf | slides ] Agglomerated multigrid method for fully unstructured 3D grids has been parallelized. Impressive speed-ups are demonstrated for inviscid and laminar flows, and RANS over realistic geometries. Here, we found that V(3,3) is more effectrive than V(2,1) for viscous flow computations.
  9. H. Nishikawa, Robust and Accurate Viscous Discretization via Upwind Scheme - I: Basic Principle, , Computers and Fluids, Volume 49, Issue 1, October 2011, Pages 62-86.
    [ bib | pdf | online ] This is a short and revised version of the AIAA Paper 2010-5093.

    This paper introduces a general recipe for making `good' diffusion schemes for various discretization methods. A good diffusion scheme is defined as the one that has sufficient high-frequency damping and can be easily and efficiently integrated with an advection scheme for advection-diffusion problems. The general principle is demonstrated by deriving such diffusion schemes for node/cell-centered finite-volume, residual-distribution, discontinuous Galerkin, and spectral-volume methods. Comparison with widely-used schemes (Galerkin, average-least-squares, Bassi-Rebay, LDGs) show that new diffusion schemes derived from the proposed principle give significantly accurate solutions on highly-skewed (highly-stretched triangular) irregular grids.
  10. H. Nishikawa, Beyond Interface Gradient: A General Principle for Constructing Diffusion Schemes, AIAA Paper 2010-5093, 40th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 2010.
    [ bib | pdf | slides ] This paper introduces a general recipe for making `good' diffusion schemes for various discretization methods. A good diffusion scheme is defined as the one that has sufficient high-frequency damping and can be easily and efficiently integrated with an advection scheme for advection-diffusion problems. The general principle is demonstrated by deriving such diffusion schemes for node/cell-centered finite-volume, residual-distribution, discontinuous Galerkin, and spectral-volume methods. Comparison with widely-used schemes (Galerkin, average-least-squares, Bassi-Rebay, LDG, Shahbazi's penalty schemes) show that new diffusion schemes derived from the proposed principle give significantly accurate solutions on highly-skewed (highly-stretched triangular) irregular grids.
    Appendices:
    - Edge-difference form of a compact diffusion scheme.
    - Edge-normal and face-tangent least-squares FV-schemes are derived.
      These schemes can be implemented without face-tangent/edge-normal vectors.
    - Inconsistency of the Galerkin scheme under positivity enforcement.
    - The Bassi-Rebay scheme is derived from the central advection scheme.
    - Linearly-exact edge-based integration formulas are given for all elements.
    - Boundary weights for the edge-based formula are derived for all elements.
  11. H. Nishikawa, B. Diskin, and J. L. Thomas, Development and Application of Agglomerated Multigrid Methods for Complex Geometries, AIAA Paper 2010-4731, 40th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 2010.
    [ bib | pdf | slides ] Agglomerated multigrid method for fully unstructured 3D grids is now demonstrated for inviscid and viscous flows over realistic geometries such as DPW and F6 wing-body combination. The method developed for a model equation has been extended to RANS simulations.

  12. J. L. Thomas, B. Diskin, H. Nishikawa, Critical Study of Agglomerated Multigrid Methods for Diffusion on Highly-Stretched Grids , Computers and Fluids, Volume 41, Issue 1, February 2011, Pages 82-93.
    [ bib | pdf | online ] The components of an efficient nodecentered full-coarsening multigrid scheme are identified and assessed using quantitative analysis methods. Fast grid-independent convergence is demonstrated for mixed-element grids composed of tetrahedral elements in the isotropic regions and prismatic elements in the highly-stretched regions. Implicit lines natural to advancing-layer/advancing-front grid generation techniques are essential elements of both relaxation and agglomeration.
  13. H. Nishikawa, A First-Order System Approach for Diffusion Equation. II: Unification of Advection and Diffusion, Journal of Computational Physics, 229, pp. 3989-4016, 2010.

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    [ bib | pdf | online ] Advection and diffusion equations are unified into a single hyperbolic system. Upwind schemes developed for the unified system are shown to have remarkable advantages: O(h) time step and uniform accuracy for all Reynolds numbers, accurate solution gradients, O(1/h) speed-up in CPU time over traditional schemes, etc.
  14. H. Nishikawa, B. Diskin, and J. L. Thomas, Critical Study of Agglomerated Multigrid Methods for Diffusion , AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 839-847, April 2010 (formerly AIAA Paper 2009-4138).
    [ bib | pdf | online ] Grid-independent convergence is demonstrated for diffusion by agglomeration multigrid on fully unstructured triangular/tetrahedral grids. It is found that a consistent coarse grid scheme is essential for the grid-independent convergence.
  15. H. Nishikawa, Towards Future Navier-Stokes Schemes: Uniform Accuracy, O(h) Time step, and Accurate Viscous/Heat Fluxes, AIAA Paper 2009-3648, 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 2009.
    [ bib | pdf ] A progress report on the development of radically new Navier-Stokes schemes: uniform accuracy, O(h) time step, and accurate viscous/heat fluxes for all Reynolds numbers. The first appearance in a conference of the first-order system approach for diffusion [Nishikawa, JCP2007].
  16. B. Diskin, J. L. Thomas, E, J. Nielsen, H. Nishikawa and J. A. White, Comparison of Node-Centered and Cell-Centered Unstructured Finite-Volume Discretizations: Viscous Fluxes, AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 7, pp. 1326-1338, July 2010 (formerly AIAA Paper 2009-597)
    [ bib | pdf | online ] The state-of-the-art finite-volume schemes were compared for fully unstructured mixed grids. It was concluded that well-designed node-centered and cell-centered finite-volume schemes have comparable complexity and accuracy.
  17. H. Nishikawa, Adaptive-Quadrature Fluctuation-Splitting Schemes for the Euler Equations, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 57, pp. 1-12, 2008.
    [ bib | pdf | online ] A shock is captured and expansion shocks are avoided by adaptively evaluating the cell-residuals. Nonlinear waves are detected by the divergence of characteristic speed vectors; its relation to physical quantities, such as vorticity and divergence, are revealed. (Presented at the 17th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Toronto in June 2005. )
  18. H. Nishikawa and K. Kitamura, Very Simple, Carbuncle-Free, Boundary-Layer-Resolving, Rotated-Hybrid Riemann Solvers, Journal of Computational Physics, 227, pp. 2560-2581, 2008.
    [ bib | pdf | online ] This paper introduces very simple and robust Euler fluxes (Rotated-RR and Rotated-RHLL fluxes) constructed by combining the Roe flux with the Rusanov flux or the HLL flux in a rotated-Riemann solver framework. Extensive numerical experiments are presented to demonstrate their remarkable robustness and accuracy. In particular, the Rotated-RHLL flux is found to be extremely robust in terms of nonlinear instability. A subroutine of the Rotated-RHLL flux is available for download .
  19. H. Nishikawa, A First-Order System Approach for Diffusion Equation. I: Second-Order Residual Distribution Schemes, Journal of Computational Physics, 227, pp. 315-352, 2007.
    [ bib | pdf | online ] This is the start of the first-order system approach for diffusion: integrate a hyperbolic diffusion system towards a steady state by advection schemes. It is shown that the FOS-based schemes give a tremendous speed-up to reach a steady state and produce accurate solution gradients simultaneously. A source code is available for download .
  20. H. Nishikawa, Multigrid Third-Order Least-Squares Solution of Cauchy-Riemann Equations on Unstructured Triangular Grids, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 53: 443-454, 2007.
    [ bib | pdf | online ] A very accurate third-order least-squares scheme is developed for the Cauchy-Riemann system on unstructured triangular grids. A multigrid method is applied to accelerate the convergence. Optimal O(N) concergence is demonstrated for airfoil flows on fully unstructured grids. A simple fix for a locally bad coarsening ratio is proposed.
    (Presented at the Third International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD3, Toronto, 12-16 July 2004.)
  21. H. Nishikawa and P. L. Roe, High-Order Fluctuation-Splitting Schemes for Advection-Diffusion Equation, Computational Fluid Dynamics 2006: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD, Ghent, Belgium, 10-14 July 2006, Springer 2009.
    [ bib | pdf ] Reconstruction-type high-order advection-diffusion schemes are presented. It is shown that the use of first-order system for diffusion is more economical than the original scalar equation.
  22. F. Ismail, P. L. Roe, and H. Nishikawa, A Proposed Cure to the Carbuncle Phenomenon, Computational Fluid Dynamics 2006: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD, Ghent, Belgium, 10-14 July 2006, Springer 2009.
    [ bib | pdf ] A new finite volume methodology is introduced to combat the carbuncle. The method features a more accurate treatment of entropy in the flux formulation at the cost of a small computational overhead. This new flux function is tested on a hypersonic flow past a circular cylinder on both structured quadrilateral and unstructured triangular grids, producing encouraging results.
  23. H. Nishikawa, Higher-Order Discretizatoin of Diffusion Terms in Residual Distribution Methods, in 34th VKI CFD Lecture Series, Very High Order Discretization Methods, VKI Lecture Series, 2005.
    [ bib | pdf ] Various strategies for diffusion in high-order residual-distribution method are discussed: high-order reconstruction, high-order elements, node-based and element based schemes. The use of the first-order system is discussed in terms of spatial discretization.
  24. H. Nishikawa and P. L. Roe, Towards High-Order Fluctuation-Splitting Schemes for Navier-Stokes Equations , AIAA Paper 2005-5244, 17th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Toronto, June 2005.
    [ bib | pdf ] High-order fluctuation-splitting(residual-distribution) schemes are proposed for P2 elements. The P2 Galerkin scheme is shown to be a Richardson's extrapolation of the standard Galerkin scheme. The P2 LDA scheme is introduced (later found to be flawed).
  25. P. L. Roe, H. Nishikawa, F. Ismail and L. Scalabrin, On Carbuncles and Other Excrescences , AIAA Paper 2005-4872, 17th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Toronto, June 2005.
    [ bib | pdf ] We report observations of numerical experiments involving the carbuncle phenomenon. highlighting three distinct phases in its development. We stress that the second and third stages are logically consistent consequences of the rst stage, which can largely but not wholly be explained by a one-dimensional nonlinear stability analysis. However, we do not present a cure, and are careful not to promise one, although we do feel free to criticize others.
  26. H. Koyama and H. Nishikawa, Numerical Method for thermally unstable hydrodynamics, Fluid Dynamics Conference in Japan, August 2004 (in Japanese).
    [ pdf ] In this paper, we study the Runge-Kutta Discontinous Galerkin (RKDG) Method for the Euler equations with thermal diffusion and stiff source term. We use the local discontinous Galerkin (LDG) approach to discretize the diffusion term. Numerical examples show good performance for resolving stiff relaxation problems. The RKDG method is a useful numerical method for thermally unstable radiative hydrodynamics.
  27. H. Nishikawa and P. L. Roe, On High-Order Fluctuation-Splitting Schemes for Navier-Stokes Equations, Computational Fluid Dynamics 2004: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD, Toronto, 12-16 July 2004, Springer, 2006.
    [ bib | pdf ] It is shown that simply adding an advection scheme to a diffusion scheme results in a loss of accuracy for advection-diffusion problems. The use of first-order system for diffusion term is proposed (for the first time) to avoid this problem and achieve uniform accuracy.
    NB: In the book, Figure 2 is wrong. Download a pdf here. It has the right figure.
  28. H. Nishikawa, On Simple Wave Solutions, (Unpublished, May 2003), in " I do like CFD, VOL.1 ", pp. 140-146, 2009.
    [ bib | pdf ] A general derivation of exact simple wave solutions for conservation laws. Examples are given for the Euler and the ideal MHD systems. General exact solutions for entropy wave, acoustic waves, and Alfven waves are derived, which can be used for a code verification purpose.
  29. H. Nishikawa and B. van Leer, Optimal Multigrid Convergence by Elliptic/Hyperbolic Splitting, Journal of Computational Physics, 190, pp. 52-63, 2003.
    [ bib | pdf | online ] An optimal O(N) multigrid convergence is demonstrated for the Euler equations. The idea is to decompose the Euler system into elliptic/hyperbolic parts and apply full/semi-coarsening to elliptic/hyperbolic part.
    (Presented at the 32nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, St. Louis, June 2002, AIAA Paper 2002-2951).
  30. H. Nishikawa, P. L. Roe, Y. Suzuki, B. van Leer, A General Theory of Local Preconditioning and Its Application to the 2D Ideal MHD Equations, AIAA Paper 2003-3704, 16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Orlando, June 2003.
    [ bib | pdf ] A recipe for constructing a local preconditioning matrix is presented and applied to the 2D ideal MHD system. It shows how a general hyperbolic system can be decomposed into a set of scalar advection equations and a set of 2x2 Cauchy-Riemann system. Also, a very fast algorithm to solve an quartic equation is devised.
  31. P. L. Roe, K. Kabin and H.Nishikawa, Toward A General Theory of Local Preconditioning, AIAA Paper 2002-2956, 32nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, St. Louis, June 2002.
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  32. P. L. Roe and H. Nishikawa, Adaptive Grid Generation by Minimising Residuals, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 40: 121-136, 2002.
    [ bib | pdf | online ] Presented at ICFD Conference on Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics, Oxford, U.K., 2001. It is based on the material of the Ph.D. thesis of Hiroaki Nishikawa.
  33. H. Nishikawa, M. Rad, and P. L. Roe, A Third-Order Fluctuation-Splitting Scheme That Preserves Potential Flow, AIAA Paper 2001-2595, 15th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Anaheim, June 2001.
    [ bib | pdf ] A third-order Euler code based on an elliptic/hyperbolic decomposition is presented. The Fraenkel flow (non-uniform enthalpy flow) was used to verify the third-order accuracy and to demonstrate its ability to capture small recirculation zones (which are tiny and get smeared out easily by conventional schemes).
  34. Hiroaki Nishikawa, On Grids and Solutions from Residual Minimization, Ph.D. Thesis, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001.
    [ bib | pdf ] An automatic mesh adaptation by minimizing residuals: simultaneously solve for solutions and nodal-coordinates. The nodal movement, which is driven by non-vanishing residuals, is shown to reflect the physics of the governing equations. Interesting geometrical approach is also discussed using the exterior calculus.
  35. H. Nishikawa, M. Rad, and P.L. Roe , Grids and Solutions from Residual Minimisation, Computational Fluid Dynamics 2000: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD, Kyoto, Japan, 10-14 July 2000, Springer, 2001.
    [ bib | pdf ] A residual-driven mesh adaptation technique is presented for a model hyperbolic equation. A one-parameter family of second-order quadrature is introduced for a flux integral; a suitable parameter value is found for exact shock-capturing. Also, a way to detect nonlinear (shock/expansion) waves over a triangular element is introduced.
  36. M. Rad, H. Nishikawa and P. L. Roe , Some Properties of Residual Distribution Schemes for Euler Equations, Computational Fluid Dynamics 2000: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ICCFD, Kyoto, Japan, 10-14 July 2000, Springer, 2001.
    [ bib | pdf ] An expansion shock is observed for residual distribution schemes for the Euler equations. A fix is proposed based on a one-parameter family of second-order flux integral.
  37. H. Nishikawa, Accurate Piecewise Linear Continuous Approximations to One-Dimensional Curves: Error Estimates and Algorithms, Unpublished, 1998.
    [ bib | pdf ]    A simple algorithm to discretize a smooth curve (such that L2 error is minimized) is devised. It generates nodes successively from one end to the other using the slope information. A robust iterative formula is devised to perform the process stably. Applications to curve fits, adaptive numerical integrations, and numerical solutions of stiff ordinary differential equations (for both IVP and BVP) are discussed.
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