Accession Number : ADP000980

Title :   Application of Curvilinear Coordinate Generation Techniques to the Computation of Internal Flows,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK N J DEPT OF MECHANICAL INDUSTRIAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Knight,Doyle D.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : In recent years, considerable effort has been focused on the development of techniques for the generation of curvilinear coordinates to facilitate computation of fluid flows in a variety of complex configurations. This paper focuses on the application of such techniques to the computation of internal flows. It is divided into three major sections. First, a brief review of applications of grid generation techniques in internal flows is presented. Due to the impending publication of a major review article on grid generation covering up to mid-1981, the present discussion focuses on a number of recent publications. Second, a simple method for generating orthogonal or nearly orthogonal curvilinear grids with controlled mesh spacing is presented. Third, a current research problem in generation of three-dimensional internal flow grids is discussed.

Descriptors :   *Grids(Coordinates), *Fluid flow, *Computations, Orthogonality, Mesh, Two dimensional flow, Three dimensional flow, Boundaries, Partial differential equations, Transformations(Mathematics), Diffusers, Nozzles, Airfoils

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE