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Euler calculations for multielement airfoils using Cartesian grids. (English) Zbl 0587.76095
A finite volume formulation for the Euler equations using Cartesian grids is presented and used to study complex two-dimensional configurations. The formulation extends methods developed for the potential equation to the Euler equations. Results using this approach for single-element airfoils are shown to be competitive with, and as accurate as, other methods that employ mapped grids. Further, it is demonstrated that this method provides a simple and accurate procedure for solving flow problems involving multielement airfoils.

76G25 General aerodynamics and subsonic flows
76M99 Basic methods in fluid mechanics
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