Parallel computation of flows around flapping airfoils in biplane configuration


Tuncer I. , Kaya M.

International Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, KANSAI SCI CITY, Japan, 20 - 22 May 2002, pp.523-530 identifier

Abstract

Unsteady, laminar flows over flapping airfoils in biplane configuration are computed on overset grids. The overset grid solutions are obtained in parallel in a cluster environment. It is shown that airfoils in biplane configuration and oscillating in pitch and plunge with a proper phase shift between them enhance the thrust production significantly.