A simple redistribution vortex method (with accurate body forces).
A circulation redistribution scheme for viscous flow is presented. Unlike other redistribution methods, it operates by transferring the circulation to a set of fixed nodes rather than neighbouring vortex elements. A new distribution of vortex elements can then be constructed from the circulation on the nodes. The solution to the redistribution problem can be written explicitly as a set of algebraic formulae, producing a method which is simple and efficient. The scheme works with the circulation contained in the vortex elements only, and does not require overlap of vortex cores. With a body fitted redistribution mesh, smooth and accurate estimates of the pointwise surface forces can be obtained. The ability of the scheme to produce high resolution solution is demonstrated using a series of test problems
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