Simulation of Moving Boundary Flow Using Overset Adaptive Cartesian/Prism Grids and DES
Final rept. 1 Mar 2003 - 31 Dec 2003
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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Development of improved weapon systems requires better understanding of the complex aerodynamics created by moving boundaries. Carriage and release of conventional weapons from aircraft and aerial refueling fall in this category. The flow problem involving moving boundaries are very challenging to compute because the resultant flow field is intrinsically unsteady. Modeling such flow problems is made even more difficult due to the complex geometries and the highly turbulent nature of the unsteady flows. Under an exploratory grant from the AEOSR, a new simulation environment for moving boundary problems is being developed. This environment is designed to advance the state-of-the-art for moving boundary flow problems in the following areas I. Improve the solution accuracy and efficiency through the use of overset adaptive Cartesianprism grids. Key flow features will be automatically captured with solution based grid adaptations 2. Improve the accuracy for highly turbulent unsteady separated flows encountered in moving boundary problems with a hybrid RANSLES Reynolds Averaged Navier StokesLarge Eddy Simulation a roach named Detached Eddy Simulation DES.
- Fluid Mechanics