A Navier–Stokes Solver for Turbomachinery Applications

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A. Arnone

Institute for Computer Applications in Engineering and Science (ICASE), NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23665

R. C. Swanson

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23665

J. Turbomach 115(2), 305-313 (Apr 01, 1993) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929236 History: Received March 16, 1992; Online June 09, 2008


A computer code for solving the Reynolds-averaged full Navier–Stokes equations has been developed and applied using H- and C-type grids. The Baldwin–Lomax eddy-viscosity model is used for turbulence closure. The integration in time is based on an explicit four-stage Runge–Kutta scheme. Local time stepping, variable coefficient implicit residual smoothing, and a full multigrid method have been implemented to accelerate steady-state calculations. A grid independence analysis is presented for a transonic rotor blade. Comparisons with experimental data show that the code is an accurate viscous solver and can give very good blade-to-blade predictions for engineering applications.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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