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Recent Developments in Grid Generation and Force Integration Technology for Overset GridsRecent developments in algorithms and software tools for generating overset grids for complex configurations are described. These include the overset surface grid generation code SURGRD and version 2.0 of the hyperbolic volume grid generation code HYPGEN. The SURGRD code is in beta test mode where the new features include the capability to march over a collection of panel networks, a variety of ways to control the side boundaries and the marching step sizes and distance, a more robust projection scheme and an interpolation option. New features in version 2.0 of HYPGEN include a wider range of boundary condition types. The code also allows the user to specify different marching step sizes and distance for each point on the surface grid. A scheme that takes into account of the overlapped zones on the body surface for the purpose of forces and moments computation is also briefly described, The process involves the following two software modules: MIXSUR - a composite grid generation module to produce a collection of quadrilaterals and triangles on which pressure and viscous stresses are to be integrated, and OVERINT - a forces and moments integration module.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Chan, William M. (MCAT Inst. Moffett Field, CA United States)
VanDalsem, William R.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1994
Subject Category
Computer Programming and Software
Meeting Information
2nd Overset Composite Grid and Solution Technology Symposium(Fort Walton Beach, FL)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-59-00
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.