Computational Fluid Dynamics in the United Kingdom.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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A review is presented of computational methods in aerodynamic research and design, with application of the methods and associated computing facilities included. The review begins with a brief survey of the field, to give an overall view and to identify what seem to be notable features. These are then described in turn. The first is a development by Hall and his colleagues of accurate and fast schemes for solving the Euler equations, based on the finite-volume cell-vertex methods introduced by Denton and Ni. Next is a development of a block-structures multiblock grid generation technique by the Aircraft Research Association. There follows an application of this grid generation scheme, in conjunction with an Euler solver, to the calculation of the transonic flow past a wing-body-canard configuration. Finally, an application of viscous-inviscid interaction techniques to the design of a fan rotor is described.
- Fluid Mechanics