Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows around Airfoil and Wing

  • Yves P. Marx
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 29)


During the last years the simulation of compressible viscous flows has received much attention. While the numerical methods were improved drastically — discontinuous flows can now be well resolved with high-order, non-linear, upwind schemes [1]; the computing times have significantly been reduced by implicit or multigrid techniques [2] — a satisfactory modeling of the Reynolds stresses is still missing. Thus, even if with the present generation of supercomputers, the computation of flows around complete aircrafts has become possible [3,4], the computation of realistic separated flows remains unpractical on complex geometries. In this paper, after a short description of the numerical procedure used for solving the Reynolds equations, experiments with a promising simple turbulence model [5] are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves P. Marx
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  1. 1.NASA Langley Research CenterHamptonUSA

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