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Fluid Dynamics Android Application: An Efficient Semi-Implicit Solver for Compressible Flows

Version 1 : Received: 26 October 2019 / Approved: 27 October 2019 / Online: 27 October 2019 (15:30:45 CET)

How to cite: Singhal, S.; Gupta, Y.; Garg, A. Fluid Dynamics Android Application: An Efficient Semi-Implicit Solver for Compressible Flows. Preprints 2019, 2019100309 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0309.v1). Singhal, S.; Gupta, Y.; Garg, A. Fluid Dynamics Android Application: An Efficient Semi-Implicit Solver for Compressible Flows. Preprints 2019, 2019100309 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0309.v1).

Abstract

The computing power of smartphones has not received considerable attention in the mainstream education system. Most of the education-oriented smartphone applications (apps) are limited to general purpose services like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), language learning, and calculators (performing basic mathematical calculations). Greater potential of smartphones lies in educators and researchers developing their customized apps for learners in highly specific domains. In line with this, we present Fluid Dynamics, a highly accurate Android application for measuring flow properties in compressible flows. This app can determine properties across the stationary normal and oblique shock, moving normal shock and across Prandtl $-$ Meyer expansion fan. This app can also measure isentropic flows, Fanno flows, and Rayleigh flows. The functionality of this app is also extended to calculate properties in the atmosphere by assuming the International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) relations and also flows across the Pitot tube. Such measurements are complicated and time-consuming since the relations are implicit and hence require the use of numerical methods, which give rise to repetitive calculations. The app is an efficient semi-implicit solver for gas dynamics formulations and uses underlying numerical methods for the computations in a graphical user interface (GUI), thereby easing and quickening the learning of concerned users. The app is designed for the Android operating system, the most ubiquitous and capable surveillance platform, and its calculations are based on JAVA based code methodology. In order to check its accuracy, the app's results are validated against the existing data given in the literature.

Subject Areas

fluid dynamics Android app; compressible flows; isentropic flows; Android app for gas dynamics

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