Accession Number : ADA264333


Title :   Simulation, Characterization and Control of Forced Unsteady Viscous Flows Using Navier-Stokes Equations


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 90-May 92,


Corporate Author : CINCINNATI UNIV OH


Personal Author(s) : Ghia, K N ; Ghia, U


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264333.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : A two-and-a-quarter-year multi-tasked research project was pursued by the present investigators to study dynamic stall phenomenon under AFOSR sponsorship between February 1990 - May 1992. The major objective of this study was to predict and control the dynamic stall phenomenon in 2-D and 3-D flows. In the process of achieving these objectives, significant effort was directed towards developing mathematical models and the corresponding computational methods which were made available to interested researchers and organizations involved in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) research. The analyses developed included a two-dimensional Navier-Stokes (NS) analysis for a general body undergoing arbitrary three-degree-of-freedom maneuvers; detailed results are provided for this class of flows. For enhancement of accuracy and efficiency, an adaptive-grid time-accurate flow solution technique has been developed to enable improved resolution of the various length scales in a vortex-dominated unsteady flow. A multi-block grid generation analysis is developed for a 3-D rectangular planform wing. For the corresponding flow analysis using velocity-vorticity variables and direct-solution philosophy, the difficulties experienced were clearly discussed in the annual report submitted a year ago in November 1991. This 3-D flow analysis was therefore temporarily set aside. It will be pursued further in a subsequent grant, and the progress made on it will be reported in a forthcoming annual report for that grant. In the current grant, the study of 3-D flows was continued, using an iterative solution methodology. Hence, a 3-D unsteady Navier-Stokes analysis, again using velocity-vorticity variables, and an iterative solution technique with multi-grid acceleration have been developed.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS , *UNSTEADY FLOW , *NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS , *VISCOUS FLOW , VELOCITY , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , CONTROL , INJECTION , METHODOLOGY , ORGANIZATIONS , STRATEGY , LAYERS , TWO DIMENSIONAL , ACCELERATION , EDGES , ATTACK , GRIDS , RESOLUTION , AUGMENTATION , ACCURACY , EFFICIENCY , GRANTS , PLANFORM , THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOW , HIGH ANGLES , DELTA WINGS , BODIES , SUCTION , WINGS , FLUID DYNAMICS , TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW , WORK , MANEUVERS , LEADING EDGES , SEPARATION , DELAY , LENGTH , VARIABLES , TIME , RUPTURE , ROCK , AIRFOILS , ANGLE OF ATTACK , THESES , CAVITIES


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE