An implicit hybrid method for the computation of rotorcraft flows

Woodgate, M. A. and Barakos, G. N. (2018) An implicit hybrid method for the computation of rotorcraft flows. Aeronautical Journal, 122(1256), pp. 1522-1556. (doi:10.1017/aer.2018.108)

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Abstract

There is a wide variety of CFD grid types including Cartesian, structured, unstructured and hybrids, as well as, numerous methodologies of combining these to reduce the time required to generate high-quality grids around complex configurations. If the grid methodologies were implemented in different codes, they should be written in such a way as to obtain the maximum performance from the available computer resources. A common interface should also be required to allow for ease of use. However, it is very time consuming to develop, maintain and add extra functionally to different codes. This paper examines the possibility of taking an existing CFD solver, the Helicopter Multi-Block (HMB) CFD method, and implementing a new grid type while reusing as much as possible the original code base. The paper presents some of the challenges encountered in extending the code which was written for a single mesh type, to a more flexible solver that is still computationally efficient but can cope with a variety of grid types.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work is funded under the HiperTilt Project of the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and AugustaWestland (AW).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Woodgate, Dr Mark
Authors: Woodgate, M. A., and Barakos, G. N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Aeronautical Journal
Publisher:Royal Aeronautical Society
ISSN:0001-9240
ISSN (Online):2059-6464
Published Online:12 October 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Royal Aeronautical Society
First Published:First published in Aeronautical Journal 122(1256):1522-1556
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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