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    Computational fluid dynamics

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    An overview of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) activities at the Langley Research Center is given. The role of supercomputers in CFD research, algorithm development, multigrid approaches to computational fluid flows, aerodynamics computer programs, computational grid generation, turbulence research, and studies of rarefied gas flows are among the topics that are briefly surveyed

    NAS: The first year

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    Discussed are the capabilities of NASA's Numerical Aerodynamic Simulation (NAS) Program and its application as an advanced supercomputing system for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) research. First, the paper describes the NAS computational system, called the NAS Processing System Network, and the advanced computational capabilities it offers as a consequence of carrying out the NAS pathfinder objective. Second, it presents examples of pioneering CFD research accomplished during NAS's first operational year. Examples are included which illustrate CFD applications for predicting fluid phenomena, complementing and supplementing experimentation, and aiding in design. Finally, pacing elements and future directions for CFD and NAS are discussed

    A combined experimental and computational fluid dynamics analysis of the dynamics of drop formation

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    This article presents a complementary experimental and computational investigation of the effect of viscosity and flowrate on the dynamics of drop formation in the dripping mode. In contrast to previous studies, numerical simulations are performed with two popular commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) packages, CFX and FLOW-3D, both of which employ the volume of fluid (VOF) method. Comparison with previously published experimental and computational data and new experimental results reported here highlight the capabilities and limitations of the aforementioned packages

    Computer simulations of dynamical properties of fluids: atomistic-continuum hybrid methods

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    Computational methods for the calculation of dynamical properties of fluids might consider the system as a continuum or as an assembly of molecules. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation includes molecular resolution, whereas computational fluid dynamics (CFD) considers the fluid as a continuum. This work provides a review of hybrid methods MD/CFD recently proposed in the literature. Theoretical foundations, basic approaches of computational methods, and dynamical properties typically calculated by MD and CFD are first presented in order to appreciate the similarities and differences between these two methods. Then, methods for coupling MD and CFD, and applications of hybrid simulations MD/CFD, are presented.FAPESPCNP

    Aplication of Flotran CFD in ANSYS

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    Simulation program ANSYS. The aerodynamic simulation with CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). Finite element method (FEM). Volume element method (VEM). The fl uid fl ow problem is defi ned by the laws of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. Eight turbulence models in FLOTRAN CFD. The geometric parameters of fl uid dynamic simulation are described by fi nite network using many points. In ANSYS system there are two basic elements for FLORTAN - CFD. For tasks solved in plane FLUID 141 is used and for tasks solved in space FLUID 142 is applied. Simplifi ed modelling of net for insect with support of real constant

    Application of computational fluid dynamics in high speed aeropropulsion

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    The application is described of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to a hypersonic propulsion system. An overview of the problems associated with a propulsion system of this type is presented, highlighting the special role that CFD plays in the design of said systems

    Further developments in the conflation of CFD and building simulation

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    To provide practitioners with the means to tackle problems related to poor indoor environments, building simulation and computational fluid dynamics can usefully be integrated within a single computational framework. This paper describes the outcomes from a research project sponsored by the European Commission, which furthered the CFD modelling aspects of the ESP-r system. The paper summarises the form of the CFD model and describes the method used to integrate the thermal and flow domains

    Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics for Emerging Engineering Processes

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    As researchers deal with processes and phenomena that are geometrically complex and phenomenologically coupled the demand for high-performance computational fluid dynamics (CFD) increases continuously. The intrinsic nature of coupled irreversibility requires computational tools that can provide physically meaningful results within a reasonable time. This book collects the state-of-the-art CFD research activities and future R&D directions of advanced fluid dynamics. Topics covered include in-depth fundamentals of the Navier-Stokes equation, advanced multi-phase fluid flow, and coupling algorithms of computational fluid and particle dynamics. In the near future, true multi-physics and multi-scale simulation tools must be developed by combining micro-hydrodynamics, fluid dynamics, and chemical reactions within an umbrella of irreversible statistical physics

    SPORT APPLICATIONS FOR CFD ANALYSIS

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    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the sports applications of CFD were introduced. It was discussed that the level of sports games was enhanced by calculating the performance of equipment by use of CFD. The results indicated that by use of CFD, the simulative computation can be finished in the short period, the relation of the fluid dynamics and the figure of equipment was gained

    Space shuttle main engine numerical modeling code modifications and analysis

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    The user of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes must be concerned with the accuracy and efficiency of the codes if they are to be used for timely design and analysis of complicated three-dimensional fluid flow configurations. A brief discussion of how accuracy and efficiency effect the CFD solution process is given. A more detailed discussion of how efficiency can be enhanced by using a few Cray Research Inc. utilities to address vectorization is presented and these utilities are applied to a three-dimensional Navier-Stokes CFD code (INS3D)
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