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Application of vorticity confinement to rotor wake simulations
by Michel Costes; Thomas Renaud; Benoit Rodriguez; Gabriel Reboul
International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation (IJESMS), Vol. 4, No. 1/2, 2012


Abstract: The VC2 vorticity confinement technique introduced by Steinhoff for vortex dominated flows is presented. After a brief description of the formulation and of its theoretical developments, the method is applied to the simulation of helicopter rotor wakes, focusing on two configurations: the rotor in hover, for which the flow field is mainly driven by the wake characteristics, and the rotor in low-speed descent flight where BVI noise is created. The results obtained show the efficiency of the approach, which provides wake predictions of the same or even better quality as higher-order methods.

Online publication date: Thu, 05-Jan-2012


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