Development status of indigenous computational fluid dynamics software for arbitrary complex geometry

Ng, K. C. and Yusoff, M. Z. and Yusaf, T. F. and Hussein, I. (2005) Development status of indigenous computational fluid dynamics software for arbitrary complex geometry. Institution of Engineers, Malaysia. Journal, 66 (4). pp. 15-22. ISSN 0126-513X

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This paper describes the development status of an indigenous Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software (FLOWSIM) capable of handling complex geometry. It addresses the development of the pre-processor, post-processor as well as the flow solvers that can handle a wide range of computational meshes. The flow solvers employ the second-order accurate cell vertex Finite Volume Method for space discretisation and multi-stage Runge-Kutta explicit time integration to solve the unsteady Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations, where its unstructured counterparts are integrated with the commercial
pre- and post-processor; it is time-effective and the range of simulations that can be attempted is extended towards complex geometry. Finally, the paper discusses the applications of this newly developed CFD software, together with the verification of results with predictions from commercial codes as well as experimental data

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 03:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: computational fluid dynamics; coupled solution technique; finite volume method; indigenous CFD codes; Navier-Stokes equations
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0802 Computation Theory and Mathematics > 080204 Mathematical Software
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091501 Computational Fluid Dynamics
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0101 Pure Mathematics > 010102 Algebraic and Differential Geometry
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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