Guidelines
Measuring computational cost
The cost of the computation should be expressed in work units. TauBench should be run at least three times in sequential mode to obtain an average wall clock time T1. Then track the wall clock time taken by your CFD solver (excluding the initialization, postprocessing data preparation time and file I/O time) T2. The work unit is then defined as NP*T2/T1, where NP is the number of processors involved in the computation. When running TauBench, use the following parameters:
>> mpirun np 1 ./TauBench n 250000 s 10
Resolution
The length scale h in all computations will be defined as (N)^{1/d}, with d the dimension of the problem and N the total number of degrees of freedom, unless specified otherwise.
Running computations

For steady problems, start your computation from a uniform freestream unless otherwise specified. Use the L_{2} norm of the global residual to monitor convergence. Steady state is assumed if the initial residual is dropped by 10 orders of magnitude. For cases impossible to converge 10 orders, 8 orders can be used as a convergence criterion. Please report the level of convergence if the solver cannot reach these levels of convergence.

Farfield boundaries should not implement a vortex correction.
Computational meshes
A mandatory set of meshes will be provided for the verification cases. For advanced cases, test case leaders will provide suitable meshes. If you generate new meshes, please respect the domain definition used/specified by the test case leaders (eg. for the provided meshes).
Error computation
For any solution variable (preferably nondimensional) s, the L2 error is defined as (Option 1)
For an element or cell based method (FV, DG etc), where a solution distribution is available on the element, the element integral should be computed with a quadrature formula of sufficient precision, such that the error is nearly independent (with 3 significant digits) of the quadrature rule. Note that for a FV method, the reconstructed solution should be the same as that used in the actual residual evaluation.
For a finite difference scheme, the error is defined using the Jacobian matrix J
as (Option 2)
For some numerical methods, an error defined based on the cellaveraged solution may reveal superconvergence properties. In such cases, we suggest another definition (Option 3)
Presentation Guidlines
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