Incompressible Navier-Stokes inverse design method based on adaptive unstructured meshes

Mohammad Rahmati*, Mehrdad Zangeneh, David Charlesworth

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An inverse method for blade design based on Navier-Stokes equations on adaptive unstructured meshes has been developed. In the method, unlike the method based on inviscid equations, the effect of viscosity is directly taken into account. In the method, the pressure (or pressure loading) is prescribed. The design method then computes the blade shape that would accomplish the target prescribed pressure distribution. The method is implemented using a cell-centered finite volume method, which solves the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations on unstructured meshes. An adaptive unstructured mesh method based on grid subdivision and local adaptive mesh method is utilized for increasing the accuracy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThirteenth annual conference of the Computation Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada (CFD 2005). Proceedings
Place of PublicationOttawa
PublisherComputational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


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