Accession Number:

ADA588168

Title:

Hybrid Particle-Continuum Numerical Methods for Aerospace Applications

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Often, rarefied flows of interest in aerospace applications are embedded within largely continuum flow fields. Neither continuum nor kinetic methods provide both physically accurate and numerically efficient techniques to simulate the entire flow field. Instead, multi-scale methods can provide the capability of achieving the efficiency of continuum methods in regions where the degree of collisional nonequilibrium is small, while maintaining the physical accuracy of kinetic methods in rarefied portions of the flow. This work begins with an outline of typical aerospace flows that may require a multi-scale analysis in order to make accurate and efficient predictions. It then provides an overview of the research performed in developing hybrid methods for partially rarefied gas flows. Finally, some results derived from current state of the art hybrid codes are presented and emerging developments are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE