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NESC0723 SOLA-ICE

SOLA-ICE, Compressible Fluid Flow Transients, 2-D Planar, Cylindrical Geometry, Eulerian Method

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  SOLA-ICE
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
SOLA-ICE NESC0723/01 Tested 01-NOV-1979
SOLA-ICE NESC0723/02 Tested 16-OCT-1991

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NESC0723/01 IBM 3033 IBM 3033
NESC0723/02 CONVEX C 120 DEC VAX 8810
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION

SOLA-ICE   is   a   numerical
solution algorithm  for transient, arbitrarily  compressible fluid
flows.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

SOLA-ICE uses a  finite-difference technique,
which includes the Implicit Continuous-fluid Eulerian (ICE) method
as an  optional feature, to  solve the Navier-Stokes  equations in
two-dimensional plane or cylindrical  coordinates.  A wide variety
of boundary conditions are possible, including free-slip, no-slip,
specified  inflow-outflow,  continuative   outflow,  and  periodic
boundaries.  Implicit pressure gradients are used to eliminate the
Courant  condition as  a stability  requirement,  making the  code
useful at all Mach numbers.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

A simple  equation
of  state and  constant diffusion  coefficients  are assumed,  and
there is no  provision for internal obstacles.   However, the code
is designed  to make it easy  to remedy any such  deficiencies for
particular problems.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

The 'grind'  time, or  time to  advance the
solution in one  cell by one time-step,  is typically 0.7 ms  on a
CDC7600.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

SOLA-ICE is designed  to be easy
to  understand and  modify so  it can  serve as  a foundation  for
developing  other  codes.   Examples  of  possible  additions  are
species transport  equations,  internal  obstacles,  and  a  self-
consistent gravitational field.
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS:  SOLA and SOLA-SURF (NESC Abstract
651).
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NESC0723/01 01-NOV-1979 Tested at NEADB
NESC0723/02 16-OCT-1991 Screened
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10. REFERENCES

- C.W. Hirt, B.D. Nichols, and N.C. Romero:
  SOLA - A Numerical Solution Algorithm for Transient Fluid Flows
  LA-5852 (April 1975).
- F.H. Harlow and A.A. Amsden:
  A Numerical Fluid Dynamics Method for All Flow Speeds
  Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 8, p. 197, 1971.
NESC0723/01, included references:
    - L. D. Cloutman, C. W. Hirt, and N. C. Romero;
      SOLA-ICE: A Numerical Solution Algorithm for Compressible
      Fluid Flows. LA-6236, UC-34 (July 1976).
NESC0723/02, included references:
- L.D. Cloutman, C.W. Hirt, and N.C. Romero:
  SOLA-ICE: A Numerical Solution Algorithm for Compressible Fluid
  Flows
  LA-6236, UC-34 (July 1976).
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS:
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NESC0723/01 FORTRAN-IV
NESC0723/02 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:    CROS,  SCOPE,
KRONOS, and NOS.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS

SOLA-ICE calls a number of  LASL plotting subroutines.  These will
have to be replaced or deleted by the user.
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

                 L. D. Cloutman, C. W. Hirt, and N. C. Romero
                 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
                 P. O. Box 1663
                 Los Alamos, New Mexico  87545
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NESC0723/01
File name File description Records
NESC0723_01.001 SOURCE (F4,EBCDIC) 463
NESC0723_01.002 SAMPLE PROBLEM INPUT 10
NESC0723_01.003 SAMPLE PROBLEM OUTPUT 9054
NESC0723_01.004 JCL AND INFORMATION 29
NESC0723/02
File name File description Records
NESC0723_02.001 Information file 32
NESC0723_02.002 SOLA-ICE source program (FORTRAN) 463
NESC0723_02.003 SOLA-ICE test case input data 10
NESC0723_02.004 SOLA-ICE test case printed output 9051
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17. CATEGORIES
  • H. Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow

Keywords: Navier-Stokes equation, fluid flow, ice method, two-dimensional.