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

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/b978-044450680-1/50066-8
  • Country: Japan
  • Page Numbers: pp.523-530
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.