Nonlinearities are an important feature of high Reynolds numbers flows about aircraft. Standard time stepping schemes, used in computational fluid dynamics simulations, are unable to capture the whole solution space, breaking down in the region of bifurcations. The extension of continuation techniques to such flows is therefore attractive. CFD schemes yield large systems of equations and the associated difficulties of applying continuation methods to such large systems need to be overcome. Whilst previous studies of fluids using continuation have been published, these are mainly limited to much lower Reynolds numbers. In high Reynolds number flows, inertial forces dominate and turbulence must be modeled. This study has shown that continuation can be used effectively for high Reynolds number flows demonstrated through the presentation of a number of test cases.
|Translated title of the contribution||An initial study of the flow around an aerofoil at high Reynolds numbers using continuation|
|Journal||International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|