A vertex-based finite-volume algorithm for the Navier-Stokes equations

Chakrabartty, SK and Dhanalakshmi, K (1993) A vertex-based finite-volume algorithm for the Navier-Stokes equations. In: Proceedings of the Fluid Dynamics Symposium in Honour of Professor R. Narasimha on his 60th Birthday, 9 July 1993, Sikkim, India.

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A vertex-based, finite-volume algorithm has been developed to solve the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations without thin-layer approximation. An explicit, five-stage Runge-Kutta, time-stepping scheme has been used for time integration along with different acceleration techniques to reach the steady state. A code employing multi-block grid structure has been developed. This code can accept any type of grid topology. As test cases, the turbulent flow past RAE-2822 and NACA-0012 airfoils, and the laminar flow past a cropped delta wing at ten degrees angle of attack have been computed and the results compared with available numerical and experimental results. The Baldwin-Lomax turbulence model has been used in the case of turbulent flows.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algorithms;Computational fluid Dynamics;Finite volume method;Navier-stokes equation;Runge-kutta method;Airfoils; Computational grids;Delta wings;Laminar flow;Turbulence models;Turbulent flow
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:22
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3178

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