Knowledge-Based Nonlinear Boundary Integral Models of Compressible Viscous Flows Over Arbitrary Bodies: Taking CFD Back to Basics

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Barry Hunt

GE Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati OH 45215

Appl. Mech. Rev 44(11S), S130-S142 (Nov 01, 1991) doi:10.1115/1.3121345 History: Online April 30, 2009


The paper starts with a discussion of a knowledge-based CFD methodology. A new incompressible formulation known as SAVER is first introduced, employing a novel relaxation approach. This is then generalized through a modification of the boundary conditions to the GENESIS methodology, for analysis or design in compressible, rotational flow. A discussion is presented of how the basic causal nature of integral methods offers new insights into certain flow phenomena, such as shocks and separations, and facilitates aerodynamic sensitivity analysis. The paper presents a new class of vector fields approximating the Euler equations for transonic flows, and shows how GENESIS can be used to construct first an exact solution of these approximate fields, then a numerical solution of the residual error fields. The explicit representation of a shock discontinuity on the body boundary exploits its causal link with conditions at the sonic point to suppress, non-dissipatively, the mathematically-valid but physically-impossible formation of an expansion shock.

Copyright © 1991 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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