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Single Airfoil Gust Response ProblemAn unsteady aerodynamic code, called GUST3D, has been developed to solve the single, non-constant coefficient, inhomogeneous convective wave equation for flows with periodic vortical disturbance. The code uses a frequency-domain approach with second-order central differences and a Sommerfeld radiation condition in the far field. It has been extensively validated on model problems with analytical solutions. GUST3D requires as input certain mean flow quantities which are calculated separately by a potential flow solver. This solver calculates the mean flow using a Gothert's Rule approximation. On the airfoil surface, it uses the solution calculated by the potential code FL036. A figure shows the mean pressure along the airfoil surface. To calculate the unsteady pressure, GUST3D was run oil systematically refined grids to obtain a converged solution at each frequency. It was found that 24 points per wavelength was sufficient for convergence. The location of the outer grid boundary was also varied to check for sensitivity to the far-field boundary condition.
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Conference Paper
Scott, James R.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 2000
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Publication: Third Computational Aeroacoustics (CAA) Workshop on Benchmark Problems
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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