Accession Number : ADA213593

Title :   A User's Manual for the Grid Adaptive Boundary Layer (GABL) Computer Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR RESEARCH CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Van Eseltine, Richard T. ; Franks, Charles B.

Report Date : JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A grid adaptive boundary layer (GABL) computer program was developed for computing the laminar boundary layer flow over a prolate spheroid at an angle of attack. The method of computation uses a solution-adaptive grid in the coordinate normal to the body surface. The main objective in developing this program was to provide a three-dimensional boundary-layer calculation technique which could be extended to more general body shapes. A description of the method, the input and output of the program, and the procedure to execute the program are described in this report. Keywords: Boundary layer; Computational fluid dynamics. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW, *LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, *LAMINAR FLOW, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, COMPUTATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FLUID DYNAMICS, GRIDS, SHAPE, THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOW, USER MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE