The large‐scale numerical simulation of fluid flow is described as a discipline within the field of software engineering. As an example of such work, a vortex flowfield is analysed for its essential physical flow features, an appropriate mathematical description is presented (the Euler equations with an artificial viscosity model), a numerical algorithm to solve the mathematical equations is described, and the programming methodology which allows us to attain a very high degree of vectorization on the CYBER 205 is discussed. Four simulated flowfields with vorticity shed from wing edges are computed with up to as many as one million grid points and verify the realism of the simulation model. The computed solutions show all the qualitative features that are expected in these flows. The twisted cranked‐and‐cropped delta case is one where the leading‐edge vortex is highly stretched and unstable, displaying ultimately inviscid large‐scale turbulent‐like phenomena.
Rizzi, A. and Purcell, C.J. (1985), "Large CYBER 205 model of the Euler equations for vortex‐stretched turbulent flow around delta wings", Engineering Computations, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 63-70. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023602
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