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Turbulent flow computations on a hybrid cartesian point distribution using meshless solver LSFD-U

Munikrishna, N and Balakrishnan, N (2011) Turbulent flow computations on a hybrid cartesian point distribution using meshless solver LSFD-U. In: Computers & Fluids, 40 (1). pp. 118-138.


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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2010.08.017


This paper may be considered as a sequel to one of our earlier works pertaining to the development of an upwind algorithm for meshless solvers. While the earlier work dealt with the development of an inviscid solution procedure, the present work focuses on its extension to viscous flows. A robust viscous discretization strategy is chosen based on positivity of a discrete Laplacian. This work projects meshless solver as a viable cartesian grid methodology. The point distribution required for the meshless solver is obtained from a hybrid cartesian gridding strategy. Particularly considering the importance of an hybrid cartesian mesh for RANS computations, the difficulties encountered in a conventional least squares based discretization strategy are highlighted. In this context, importance of discretization strategies which exploit the local structure in the grid is presented, along with a suitable point sorting strategy. Of particular interest is the proposed discretization strategies (both inviscid and viscous) within the structured grid block; a rotated update for the inviscid part and a Green-Gauss procedure based positive update for the viscous part. Both these procedures conveniently avoid the ill-conditioning associated with a conventional least squares procedure in the critical region of structured grid block. The robustness and accuracy of such a strategy is demonstrated on a number of standard test cases including a case of a multi-element airfoil. The computational efficiency of the proposed meshless solver is also demonstrated. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Computers & Fluids
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Meshless solver;Viscous discretization;Positivity;Cartesian grid;Turbulent flows.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2011 12:32
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2011 12:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35018

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