Automatic generation of near-body structured grids

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In the past thirty years, numerical grid generation has been a bottleneck in the computational fluid dynamics process. Many current grid generation schemes require significant user interaction to robustly generate good computational grids. This paper presents a new method to generate grids that combines hyperbolic grid generation with elliptic grid generation. The new scheme builds upon the strengths of the separate techniques by first applying hyperbolic grid generation, which is very fast but sometimes fails in strong concavities, and then using elliptic grid generation to locally fix the problems where hyperbolic grid generation fails. The new technique is demonstrated on a variety of cases that are known to cause problems for either hyperbolic grid generation or elliptic grid generation when applied alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781624105890
StatePublished - 2019
EventAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum - Dallas, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Aviation 2019 Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering


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