CFD methods for three-dimensional computation of complex flow problems

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of some of the CFD methods developed by the Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling (T(Black star)AFSM) [http://www.mems.rice.edu/TAFSM/]. The paper also provides many examples of three-dimensional flow simulations carried out with these CFD methods and advanced parallel supercomputers. The methods and tools described in this paper include: stabilized finite element formulations; formulations for flows with moving boundaries and interfaces; mesh update methods; iterative solution techniques for large nonlinear equation systems; and parallel implementation of these methods. Our target is to be able to address effectively certain classes of flow simulation problems. These include: unsteady flows with interfaces; fluid-object interactions; fluid-structure interactions; airdrop systems; aerodynamics of complex shapes; and contaminant dispersion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-116
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume81
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 May
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Workshop on CFD for Wind Climate in Cities - Hayama, Japan
Duration: 1998 Aug 241998 Aug 26

Keywords

  • CFD methods
  • T(Black star)AFSM
  • Three-dimensional flow simulations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering

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