Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Verification, validation, and implementation of numerical methods and models for OpenFOAM 2.0 for incompressible flow
by Robertson, Eric D., M.S., Mississippi State University, 2015, 137; 1596091
Abstract (Summary)

A comprehensive survey of available numerical methods and models was performed on the open source computational fluid dynamics solver OpenFOAM version 2.0 for incompressible turbulent bluff body flows. Numerical methods are illuminated using source code for side-by-side comparison. For validation, the accuracy of flow predictions over a sphere in the subcritical regime and delta wing with sharp leading edge is assessed. Solutions show mostly good agreement with experimental data and data obtained from commercial software. A demonstration of the numerical implementation of a dynamic hybrid RANS/LES framework is also presented, including results from test studies.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Walters, Keith
Commitee: Bhushan, Shanti, Thompson, David S.
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Mechanical Engineering
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Engineering, Aerospace engineering
Keywords: Computational fluid dynamics, Incompressible flow, Openfoam, Turbulence modelling
Publication Number: 1596091
ISBN: 978-1-321-95927-7
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