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Computational fluid dynamics in turbomachinery: a review of state of the art. (English) Zbl 1375.76005

Summary: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) plays an essential role to analyze fluid flows and heat transfer situations by using numerical methods. Turbomachines involve internal and external fluid flow problems in compressors and turbines. CFD at present is one of the most important tools to design and analyze all types of turbomachinery. The main purpose of this paper is to review the state of the art work carried out in the field of turbomachinery using CFD. Literature review of research work pertaining to CFD analysis in turbines, compressors and centrifugal pumps are described. Various issues of CFD codes used in turbomachinery and its parallelization strategy adopted are highlighted. Furthermore, the prevailing merits and demerits of CFD in turbomachinery are provided. Open areas pertinent to CFD investigation in turbomachinery and CFD code parallelization are also described.

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76-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to fluid mechanics
76Mxx Basic methods in fluid mechanics
76-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to fluid mechanics
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