Higher order accurate ship airwake predictions for the helicopter/ship interface problem

Jingmei Liu, Lyle Norman Long

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This paper presents a new method for simulating ship airwake flow fields. These flows are inherently unsteady, and very difficult to predict. The method presented (NLDE) is fourth-order accurate in space and time. In this method we first solve for the steady state flow field, then we solve for the unsteady fluctuations. Steady and unsteady results are presented for a generic frigate shape. The parallel method is a necessity for ship air wake problems and MPI is used in the NLDE solver. The parallel performance on various computers is compared also.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-70
Number of pages13
JournalAnnual Forum Proceedings - American Helicopter Society
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 54th Annual Forum. Part 2 (of 2) - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: May 20 1998May 22 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Transportation

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