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Old   September 27, 2011, 23:01
Default Axisymmetric Flow around a hollow cylinder with an extended flair
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Greetings OpenFOAM users!

I am trying to simulate the flow past a hollow cylinder with an extended flair at a Ma=11.5.

Until now i just modeled it as a 2D case, which physically ignores the curvature. I no longer want to assume the curvature is ignored. An axisymmetric solution, I am assuming will help me overcome this problem. My question is how do I go about defining the mesh.

I have seen some of the post in this forum and all seem to have the axis as part of the region of interest. It is not the case for me, I am interested of the flow outside the hollow cylinder and have no mesh points in the inside of the cylinder. Is there a way to achieve this in OF?

Thanks you all in advance.

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Old   September 28, 2011, 06:54
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Does your geometry have a leading edge which will cause shocks?
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Old   September 28, 2011, 22:26
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Does your geometry have a leading edge which will cause shocks?
Yes there is a leading edge. Please check out the image of the leading edge where I modelled it for the 2D case where curvature is ignored.



The actual case is based on the following paper

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc...10.1.1.26.1088

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Old   September 30, 2011, 12:58
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Gschaider's excellent tool for making an axisymmetric mesh (a one cell thick wedge) can be used at zero angle of attack:
http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Contrib_MakeAxialMesh
Since it's hollow you need to create a patch which is parallel to the wall but offset by the radius of the cylinder. You might need to play around with different boundary conditions for the part of the inlet which will effectively become a flat wall.

If you want to look at non-zero angles of attack then I wrote a guide on how I simulated 3D flow around an axisymmetric body at high angle of attack. The guide can be found on the OF wiki: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/Me...etric_Problems It might not be of direct relevance because I used a hemispherical rather than a cylindrical domain.
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Old   October 3, 2011, 18:42
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Thank you for your suggestion. I will try it out, hopefully I get a run done today.

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Hi guys

I have a similar problem, simulating the flow around a hollow cylinder and I want to do the 2D simulation, considering the curvatures and I do not have a zero angle of attack.
Can anybody help me with the mesh with a little bit more detail.

Thanks
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