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fippo_dk March 30, 2011 03:43

O-grid or Polar-grid for airfoil mesh
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I want to simulate the flow around an airfoil, and I want to mesh the domain in an o-grid (or polar grid), in order to conveniently simulate the flow for different angles of attack.

My problem is mostly at the trailing edge, where I get the cells very skewed.

I want to mesh the trailing edge like in the screenshot.

Does anyone have ideas/suggestions on how to implement such mesh with blockMesh/gmsh or any other open source mesh generator?


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linnemann March 31, 2011 06:57

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Certainly doable using Salome.

With a bit of clever thinking you can make a python script that takes XFoil profiles and makes a macro for Salome.

The end result will look something like the following.

fippo_dk March 31, 2011 07:30

Could you post a screenshot of the far domain? is it a circular or square domain?

What about the trailing edge? is it blunt or sharp?



linnemann March 31, 2011 07:32

Hi its a circular domain and the trailing edge is blunt.

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