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Saturation-free numerical scheme for computing the flow past a lattice of airfoils and the determination of separation points in a viscous fluid. (Russian, English) Zbl 1249.76012

Zh. Vychisl. Mat. Mat. Fiz. 51, No. 7, 1326-1338 (2011); translation in Comput. Math. Math. Phys. 51, No. 7, 1239-1251 (2011).
Summary: A numerical method for computing the potential flow past a lattice of airfoils is described. The problem is reduced to a linear integrodifferential equation on the lattice contour, which is then approximated by a linear system of equations with the help of specially derived quadrature formulas. The quadrature formulas exhibit exponential convergence in the number of points on an airfoil and have a simple analytical form. Due to its fast convergence and high accuracy, the method can be used to directly optimize the airfoils as based on any given integral characteristics. The shear stress distribution and the separation points are determined from the velocity distribution at the airfoil boundary calculated by solving the boundary layer equations. The method proposed is free of laborious grid generation procedures and does not involve difficulties associated with numerical viscosity at high Reynolds numbers.

MSC:

76B10 Jets and cavities, cavitation, free-streamline theory, water-entry problems, airfoil and hydrofoil theory, sloshing
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