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Numerical study on trajectory of released store with manipulation of grid connections

Mohammad Mehdi Razzaghi (Department of Aerospace Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 23 June 2021

Issue publication date: 5 August 2021




This study aims to present a moving grid method based on the manipulation of connections.


In this study, the grid’s connections were manipulated to simulate a released store’s displacement. The selected model in this research is the EGLIN test case. In the introduced method, connections are modified in specific nodes of the grid. Governing flow equations were solved with the finite volume method. The major characteristic of this technique is using the averaging method for calculating the flux of cells.


This method maintains the grid’s quality even in large displacements of the released store. The three-dimensional simulation was carried out in transonic and supersonic regimes. Comparison of the results with experimental data were highly satisfactory.

Research limitations/implications

Using this moving grid method is recommended for simulating other models.

Practical implications

Prediction of store trajectory released from air vehicles is one of the most critical issues under study especially in the design of new stores.


The most prominent advantage of this method is maintaining the grid quality simultaneous with large displacements of the released store.



Razzaghi, M.M. (2021), "Numerical study on trajectory of released store with manipulation of grid connections", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 93 No. 5, pp. 768-775.



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