Use of the immersed boundary method within the building cube method and its application to real vehicle CAD data

Keiji Onishi, Shigeru Obayashi, Kazuhiro Nakahashi, Makoto Tsubokura

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Abstract

Methodology is developed to reduce manual work in preparing geometry for simulation when working with dirty computer-aided-design data. A method that uses arbitrary boundary representation is proposed with a dummy-cell technique based on a Cartesian grid and immersed boundary method. The complicated geometry is degenerated into celloriented values. The advantage is that the user can handle data that have a gap, overlap or sharp edge without any special preprocessing. The force term of the immersed boundary method is directly imposed on an arbitrary ghost cell by linear interpolation of the velocity, which is defined according to the distance between the cell-centered position and the crossing point with the grid line. The intersection point is obtained from the face center and normal of the characteristic wall. A calculation example of a full vehicle model provided by an automotive company is presented, and robust flow field results are obtained. The validation case of flow around sphere with low Reynolds numbers is also presented, and close agreement with results for the drag force coefficient obtained in past fundamental studies is found.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event21st AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2013 Jun 242013 Jun 27

Other

Other21st AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period13/6/2413/6/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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