Browse Publications Technical Papers 2012-01-0499
2012-04-16

An Investigation of CutCell Meshing Strategies for Accurate Aerodynamic Performance Prediction 2012-01-0499

With advances in computing power and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) algorithms, the complexity of CutCell based simulation models has significantly increased. In this study three dimensional numerical simulations were created for steady incompressible flow around airfoil shape. The NACA-0012 airfoil was used for this study. Boundary layer thickness, mesh expansion ratio, and mesh density variation parameters were investigated. Drag and lift coefficients were compared to experimental data. Use of the CutCell method results in a good agreement between CFD results and experimental data.

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