Numerical simulation of three dimensional flow about a micro air vehicle

Konstantinos Hennighausen, Graham V. Candler, Gunnar O. Einarsson, Iain D. Boyd

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We develop computational tools for the numerical simulation of three dimensional, unsteady flow about an articulating Micro Air Vehicle. An efficient, parallel scheme for high quality stuctured mesh generation that allows deforming grids to be created quickly during a time-accurate flow computation, is described. This technique, utilizing triparametric cubic hyper-patches, is coupled to a general, yet efficient message-passing flowfield solution approach. Matrix preconditioning techniques are explored as an effective means of accelerating solution of the stiff equation set resulting from low Reynolds number flows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2000
EventFluids 2000 Conference and Exhibit - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2000Jun 22 2000


OtherFluids 2000 Conference and Exhibit
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO


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