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Parallel implementation of a gas-kinetic BGK method on unstructured grids for 3-D inviscid missile flows

A 3-D gas-kinetic BGK method and its parallel solution algorithm are developed for the computation of inviscid missile flows on unstructured grids. Flow solutions over a supersonic missile are presented to validate the accuracy and robustness of the method. It is shown that the computation time, which is an important deficiency of gas-kinetic BGK methods, may significantly be reduced by performing computations in parallel. © 2009 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.