Accession Number : ADP000328

Title :   Computational Fluid Dynamics-An Engineering Tool?

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,John D. , Jr

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Computational fluid dynamics in general, and time-dependent finite-difference techniques in particular, are examined from the point of view of direct engineering applications. Examples are given of the supersonic blunt body problem and gasdynamic laser calculations, where such techniques are clearly engineering tools. In addition, Navier-Stokes calculations of chemical laser flows are discussed as an example of a near-engineering tool. Finally, new and exciting calculations of the flowfield in a reciprocating internal combustion engine are offered as a promising future engineering application of computational fluid dynamics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fluid dynamics, *Computations, *Finite difference theory, *Time dependence, Aeronautical engineering, Test methods, Research management, Test methods, Research management, Experimental data, Flow fields, Internal combustion engines, Reciprocating engines, Blunt bodies, Supersonic characteristics, Chemical lasers, Gas dynamic lasers, Grids, Navier stokes equations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE