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The computation of mesh configurations for three-dimensional flow analysisA geometry modeling method was developed to define three-dimensional mesh configurations, which were expressed by the set of surface intersections with a coordinate mesh. These configurations define bodies for transonic potential-flow computation in simple physical coordinates. Various configurations were prepared for 3-D potential flow analysis, including many bare inlet models in cylindrical coordinates. Trimmed surface models were used to prepare nacelle installation configurations. A variety of ducts and mixers were represented. Analytically defined mesh/surface intersections were compared with similar data obtained from the corresponding surface model. Parameters for an analytic surface definition from mesh-surface intersections obtained from a model of the surface were produced. In both studies the modeling accuracy was shown to be compatible with the flow analysis requirements. This technique fulfills the requirements of the associated three-dimensional potential-flow analysis. It preserves the flow analysis method's superior flexibility for adapting to unusual geometries. The geometry modeling technique is supported by a sufficient set of tools for effective use by general users, and sufficient accuracy was demonstrated.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Gibson, S. G.
(Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. Seattle, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center Computer-Aided Geometry Modeling
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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