Implementation of rotation into a 2-d euler solver

Özdemir, Enver Doruk
The aim of this study is to simulate the unsteady flow around rotating or oscillating airfoils. This will help to understand the rotor aerodynamics, which is essential in turbines and propellers. In this study, a pre-existing Euler solver with finite volume method that is developed in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (METU) is improved. This structured pre-existing code was developed for 2-D internal flows with Lax-Wendroff scheme. The improvement consist of firstly, the generalization of the code to external flow; secondly, implementation of first order Roe̕s flux splitting scheme and lastly, the implementation of rotation with the help of Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) method. For the verification of steady and unsteady results of the code, the experimental and computational results from literature are utilized. For steady conditions, subsonic and transonic cases are investigated with different angle of attacks. For the verification of unsteady results of the code, oscillating airfoil case is used. The flow is assumed as inviscid, unsteady, adiabatic and two dimensional. The gravity is neglected and the air is taken as ideal gas. The developed code is run on computers housed in METU Mechanical Engineering Department Computational Fluid Dynamics High Performance Computing (CFD-HPC) Laboratory.


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Citation Formats
E. D. Özdemir, “Implementation of rotation into a 2-d euler solver,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.