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A simple redistribution vortex method (with accurate body forces)

Tutty, O.R. (2010) A simple redistribution vortex method (with accurate body forces) Pre-print, pp. 1-27.

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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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e-pub ahead of print date: 1 September 2010
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment


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Date deposited: 03 May 2012 14:14
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:01

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