Lift Coefficient Calculation Using a Geometric/Solution Adaptive Navier Stokes Solver on Two-Dimensional Cartesian Grids for Compressible and Turbulent Flows

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Kara E., KUTLAR A. İ., AKSEL M. H.

36th Meeting of Departments of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 13 - 15 June 2017, vol.1889 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1889
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.5004352
  • City: Pilsen
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, two-dimensional geometric and solution adaptive refinement/coarsening scheme codes are generated by the use of Cartesian grid generation techniques. In the solution of compressible, turbulent flows one-equation Spalart-Allmaras turbulence model is implemented. The performance of the flow solver is tested on the case of high Reynolds number, steady flow around NACA 0012 airfoil. The lift coefficient solution for the airfoil at a real-life-flight Reynolds number is compared with the experimental study in literature.