Month: June 2016


Unbounded Kinetic Energy in Forward-Euler Inviscid Flows

Observation When using a forward-Euler method for the time integration of the momentum equation for an inviscid-flow, it appears that the kinetic energy of the flow grows unbounded in time, regardless of the timestep size. Problem Statement Estimate the change in total kinetic energy when using forward-Euler to integrate the Euler momentum equations in a periodic box. Approach To …