Automatic Transition Prediction for Three-Dimensional Aircraft Configurations Using the DLR TAU Code

  • A. Krumbein
  • N. Krimmelbein
  • G. Schrauf
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 112)


A Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes solver, a laminar boundary-layer code and a fully automated local, linear stability code for the prediction of Tollmien-Schlichting and cross-flow instabilities were coupled for the automatic prediction of laminar-turbulent transition on general aircraft configurations during the ongoing flow computation. The procedure is applied to a three-dimensional wing-body configuration and the sensitivity of the coupled system to a variety of coupling parameters is investigated.


Computational Fluid Dynamic Transition Line Transition Prediction Force Coefficient Convergence History 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Krumbein
    • 1
  • N. Krimmelbein
    • 2
  • G. Schrauf
    • 3
  1. 1.Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology (AS), C2A2S2EGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology (AS), C2A2S2EBraunschweigGermany
  3. 3.AirbusBremenGerman

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