An adaptive fast multipole moment technique for calculating flow around two-dimensional bluff bodies

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A two-dimensional adaptive fast multipole moment technique is used to solve the random vortex formulation of the Navier-Stokes equations. The number of arithmetic operations required to solve the system is order (N) and thus allows large numbers of discrete vortices to be used. This ensures the randomness associated with the method does not introduce large errors. Solutions are presented for flow around blunt flat plates, one short and the other long, with and without free-stream oscillations. The results are compared with experimentally observed flows and show that the method successfully simulates leading-edge separation bubble development, small-scale shear layer instabilities and large-scale vortex shedding from both leading and trailing edges. (Authors)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-445
JournalComputational Fluid Dynamics Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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