Scalability of the parallel CFD simulations of flow past a fluttering airfoil in OpenFOAM
Technical University of Liberec, NTI FM, Studentská 2, 461 17 Liberec, Czech Republic
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Published online: 6 May 2015
The paper is devoted to investigation of unsteady subsonic airflow past an elastically supported airfoil during onset of the flutter instability. Based on the geometry, boundary conditions and airfoil motion data identified from wind-tunnel measurements, a 3D CFD model has been set up in OpenFOAM. The model is based on incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The turbulence is modelled by the Menter’s k-omega shear stress transport turbulence model. The computational mesh was generated in GridPro, a mesh generator capable of producing highly orthogonal structured C-type meshes. The mesh totals 3.1 million elements. Parallel scalability was measured on a small shared-memory SGI Altix UV 100 supercomputer.
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