Virtual zone navier-stokes computations for oscillating control surfaces

G. H. Klopfer, S. Obayashi

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A new zoning method called “virtual zones” has been developed for application to an unsteady finite difference Navier-Stokes code. The virtual zoning method simplifies the zoning and gridding of complex configurations for use with patched multi-zone flow codes. An existing interpolation method has been extensively modified to bring the run time for the interpolation procedure down to the same level as for the flow solver. Unsteady Navier-Stokes computations have been performed for transonic flow over a clipped delta wing with an oscillating control surface. The computed unsteady pressure and response characteristics of the control-surface motion compare well with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1993 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 1993 Jul 61993 Jul 9


Other11th Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1993
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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