The steady full-potential equation is written in the form of Poisson's equation, and the solution for the velocity field is expressed in terms of an integral equation. The integral solution consists of two surface integrals and one volume integral. The solution is obtained through successive iteration cycles. Each cycle of iteration consists of two sub-cycles, an inner cycle for wake relaxation and an out cycle for the strength of the source distribution integrals representing the flow...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, DELTA WINGS,...

Papers resulting from work performed from January 1, 1987 to July 31, 1987 are listed. Transonic computational schemes based on Integral Equation Formulation of the full potential equation were presented. Classical and zero-total pressure-loss sets of Euler equations applied to delta wings were examined.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRFOILS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID...

The unsteady compressible, full Navier-Stokes (NS) equations and the Euler equations of rigid-body dynamics are sequentially solved to simulate the delta wing rock phenomenon. The NS equations are solved time accurately, using the implicit, upwind, Roe flux-difference splitting, finite-volume scheme. The rigid-body dynamics equations are solved using a four-stage Runge-Kutta scheme. Once the wing reaches the limit-cycle response, an active control model using a mass injection system is applied...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), NAVIER-STOKES EQUATION, DELTA WINGS, RIGID STRUCTURES,...

Accomplishments achieved during the reporting period are listed. These accomplishments included 6 papers published in various journals or presented at various conferences; 1 abstract submitted to a technical conference; production of 2 animated movies; and a proposal for use of the National Aerodynamic Simulation Facility at NASA Ames Research Center for further research. The published and presented papers and animated movies addressed the following topics: aeroelasticity, computational fluid...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, DELTA WINGS, AEROELASTICITY,...

Research on Navier-Stokes, dynamics, and aeroelastic computations for vortical flows, buffet, and flutter applications was performed. Progress during the period from 1 Oct. 1992 to 30 Sep. 1993 is included. Papers on the following topics are included: vertical tail buffet in vortex breakdown flows; simulation of tail buffet using delta wing-vertical tail configuration; shock-vortex interaction over a 65-degree delta wing in transonic flow; supersonic vortex breakdown over a delta wing in...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BODY-WING AND TAIL CONFIGURATIONS, BUFFETING, COMPUTATIONAL...

The accomplishments achieved during the period include conference and proceedings publications, journal papers, and abstracts which are either published, accepted for publication or under review. Conference presentations and NASA highlight publications are also included. Two of the conference proceedings publications are attached along with a Ph.D. dissertation abstract and table of contents. In the first publication, computational simulation of three-dimensional flows around a delta wing...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROELASTICITY, BUFFETING, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS,...

The buffet response of the flexible twin-tail/delta wing configuration, a multidisciplinary problem, is solved using three sets of equations on a multi-block grid structure. The first set is the unsteady, compressible, full Navier-Stokes equations which are used for obtaining the flow-field vector and the aerodynamic loads on the twin tails. The second set is the coupled aeroelastic equations which are used for obtaining the bending and torsional deflections of the twin tails. The third set is...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BUFFETING, MULTIBLOCK GRIDS, NAVIER-STOKES EQUATION,...

The buffet response of the twin-tail configuration of the F/A-18 aircraft; a multidisciplinary problem, is investigated using three sets of equations on a multi-block grid structure. The first set is the unsteady, compressible, full Navier-Stokes equations. The second set is the coupled aeroelastic equations for bending and torsional twin-tail responses. The third set is the grid-displacement equations which are used to update the grid coordinates due to the tail deflections. The computational...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, DELTA WINGS, BUFFETING, UNSTEADY...

The conservative unsteady Euler equations for the flow relative motion in the moving frame of reference are used to solve for the steady and unsteady flows around sharp-edged delta wings. The resulting equations are solved by using an implicit approximately-factored finite volume scheme. Implicit second-order and explicit second- and fourth-order dissipations are added to the scheme. The boundary conditions are explicitly satisfied. The grid is generated by locally using a modified Joukowski...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DISSIPATION, EULER EQUATIONS OF MOTION, INVISCID FLOW, STEADY...

The unsteady, three-dimensional, full Navier-Stokes (NS) equations and the Euler equations of rigid-body dynamics are sequentially solved to simulate the natural rolling response of slender delta wings of zero thickness at moderate to high angles of attack, to transonic and subsonic flows. The governing equations of fluid flow and dynamics of the present multi-disciplinary problem are solved using the time-accurate solution of the NS equations with the implicit, upwind, Roe flux-difference...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), NAVIER-STOKES EQUATION, SWEPT WINGS, DELTA WINGS, RIGID...

Classical and zero-total pressure-loss sets of Euler equations were applied to sharp- and round-edge delta wings. The origin of the total pressure was explained in the classical set. For sharp-edged delta wings, all sets of Euler equations produce the same separated flow solutions. For round-edged delta wings and for coarse grids, the solution depends on the level of dissipation, the accuracy of the surface boundary condition, and the type of Euler equations set. For round-edged delta wings and...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, DELTA WINGS, EULER EQUATIONS OF...

This progress report documents the accomplishments achieved in the period from December 1, 1992 until November 30, 1993. These accomplishments include publications, national and international presentations, NASA presentations, and the research group supported under this grant. Topics covered by documents incorporated into this progress report include: active control of asymmetric conical flow using spinning and rotary oscillation; supersonic vortex breakdown over a delta wing in transonic flow;...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ACTIVE CONTROL, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, NAVIER-STOKES...