Highly Efficient Parallel 3D CFD Codes for Industrial Applications

PEGAS - CP94-1239

Keywords: parallel processing, CFD, simulation

Start Date: 1 March 95 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The objectives of the project are to enhance the quality and accuracy of numerical solutions to complex industrial flow problems by more efficient solution algorithms, and to reduce the cost of computation by using high performance parallel computers.

Work will focus on prediction of the aerodynamic flow over a car, of the performance of mechanical high-lift systems on aircraft wings, and of the flow in hydro-turbines. Developments will be implemented in a set of existing 2D and 3D parallel CFD codes.

Progress and Results

So far, the project has achieved the following: development of boundary element methods in conjunction with preconditioning techniques (parallelisation of these methods is in progress); development of overlapping mesh techniques for flows over multi-element aerofoils (parallelisation of these techniques is in progress); development of multi-grid methods in conjunction with 3D incompressible CFD codes based on high-order upwind schemes; simulation of the flow in hydro-turbines (work in progress); development and implementation of low-Re turbulence models in conjunction with incompressible and compressible Navier-Strokes methods; development of multi-block methods and grid-partitioning techniques.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

In April 1996, a public workshop has been organised at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. In addition, six papers have been published so far.


Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Division, PO Box 88
Manchester M60 1QD, UK

EU Partners


Non-EU Partners

University of Maribor, SI
Warsaw University of Technology, PL
Turboinstitut, SI
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BG
Technical University of Poznan, PL


Dr. Dimitris Drikakis
Tel. +44 161 200 37 16
Fax +44 161 200 37 23
E-mail: mcjtsdd@afs.mcc.ac.uk

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PEGAS - CP94-1239, May 1997

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