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Joachim May 3, 2012 10:56

Structured mesh of a complete Dornier 228 with its propellers
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Hello Everyone!

For my Master's thesis, I am currently trying to mesh a complete aircraft (Dornier 228) with its two propellers. I already have the CAD file, adapted for ICEM CFD (proper model, with curves, points,...).

The final goal of my thesis is to study the boundary layer at a specific location on the side of the aircraft. For this reason, I would like to build a structured, or at least hybrid mesh to properly capture this boundary layer.

My problem is: I don't have a lot of experience in CFD, and even if I have done all the ICEM tutorials, none of them deals with such a complex configuration. I have tried to create a blocking structure on my case, but it is causing me some troubles!

If you could recommend me a tutorial (I haven't found any), a book on the subject, or any advice, it would be extremely nice from you!

I can always do a fully unstructured mesh, with a prism layer at the wall and some density regions, but I would really like to know how to create a structured mesh!

Thank you very much for your help!


Far May 3, 2012 15:00

You can download the blocking for similar cases from DAPW

ICEM files(direct link):

Readme file:

PSYMN May 4, 2012 12:47

If you plan to model the propellers, you should probably put the discs in early so you account for them in your blocking...

Joachim May 9, 2012 11:11

Thank you for the links and advice! :)

Far May 9, 2012 12:31

By the way, these files were made (probably) by Simon :)

Joachim May 9, 2012 12:33

Hehe, the world is small!

Far May 9, 2012 14:19

I would be interested to see the final blocking for this case

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