Development of Integrated Packages for Simulation and Visualisation of Complex Flows

FLOWVIEW - CP94-1490

Keywords: numerical methods, parallel processing, visualisation, CFD

Start Date: 1 March 95 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The aim of the project is the development of numerical methods and software for parallel computation of flows in complex geometries or with complex flow structure, and special graphics for visualisation and animation of the computed results.

Work includes: development of highly efficient parallel algorithms using structured and unstructured grids, development of advanced visualisation techniques for interpreting the results of 3D simulations and practical applications of the developed codes in industry.

European links: The project draws on experiences in the ESPRIT project PASHA (7074).

Progress and Results

The results obtained so far are: two advanced nonisothermal turbulence models of a considerable difficulty have been tested and implemented into the code FASTEST-3D; the 2D unstructured compressible Euler code has been tuned for numerical simulation of flows into a rotating impeller; calculations of inviscid flow in vaned diffuser with various blade thickness, the creation of the general menu driven user friendly unstructured 2D/3D grid generation and the creation of general compressible 2D/3D Euler/Navier-Stokes unstructured codes have been completed; measurement of climate conditions in a selected industrial hall have been made including additional measurements of the velocity vector at ventilation air grids boundary.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

Results achieved so far have been presented at conferences and published in journals; they have also been incorporated into the codes FASTEST-3D and EURANUS/TURBO.


University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Department of Fluid Mechanics
Cauerstrasse 4
D-91058 Erlangen, D

EU Partners

University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, D
Numeca International S.A., B
Invent Computing GmbH, D

Non-EU Partners

Technical University of Sofia, Dep. of Hydroaerodynamics, BG
Ekowatt Angelov & Co Ltd., BG
Eqe Bulgaria Ltd., BG
Turboservice SP ZOO, PL
Ioffe Physical Technical Institute Russian Academy of Sciences, RU
Advanced Technology Centre St.Petersburg, RU


Dr. Michael Schäfer
Tel: +49 9131 761270
Fax: +49 9131 761242

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FLOWVIEW - CP94-1490, May 1997

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