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The Extension of a Solution-Adaptive Three-Dimensional Navier–Stokes Solver Toward Geometries of Arbitrary Complexity

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W. N. Dawes

Whittle Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

J. Turbomach 115(2), 283-295 (Apr 01, 1993) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929234 History: Received February 04, 1992; Online June 09, 2008

Abstract

This paper describes recent developments to a three-dimensional, unstructured mesh, solution-adaptive Navier–Stokes solver. By adopting a simple, pragmatic but systematic approach to mesh generation, the range of simulations that can be attempted is extended toward arbitrary geometries. The combined benefits of the approach result in a powerful analytical ability. Solutions for a wide range of flows are presented, including a transonic compressor rotor, a centrifugal impeller, a steam turbine nozzle guide vane with casing extraction belt, the internal coolant passage of a radial inflow turbine, and a turbine disk cavity flow.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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