A Navier–Stokes Solver for Turbomachinery Applications

TitleA Navier–Stokes Solver for Turbomachinery Applications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsArnone A, Swanson RC
JournalASME Journal of Turbomachinery
Date Published04/1993
ISSN Number0889-504X
Other NumbersScopus 2-s2.0-0027459720

A computer code for solving the Reynolds-averaged full Navier-Stokes equations has been developed and applied using H-and C-type grids. The Baldwin-Lomax eddy-viscosity model is used for turbulence closure. The integration in time is based on an explicit four-stage Runge-Kutta scheme. Local time stepping, variable coefficient implicit residual smoothing, and a full multigrid method have been implemented to accelerate steady-state calculations. A grid independence analysis is presented for a transonic rotor blade. Comparisons with experimental data show that the code is an accurate viscous solver and can give very good blade-to-blade predictions for engineering applications.

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