Title: Viscous simulation of F-16 like configuration at high AoA

Authors: P.T. Koh, H.M. Tsai

Addresses: Singapore Technologies Aerospace, 539938, Singapore. Defence Science Organisation National Laboratories, 118230, Singapore

Abstract: A viscous simulation of the flow over an F-16A model with inlet and the ventral fins, which were normally not considered in previous studies, is described. The method uses a patch grid multi-block, multi-grid Navier-Stokes solver. A novel method to grid the intake and diverter is used. The arrangement of the gridding system adopted minimises the number of grids needed particularly for viscous computations. A modified form of the Baldwin-Lomax algebraic turbulence model was used for the high AoA studies. To simplify the incorporation of turbulence model, the blocking arrangement is such that it allows a thin-layer Navier-Stokes equation formulation in the calculation of the eddy viscosity. A series of four flow conditions were studied; M = 0.9, AoA = 4°, 6.0°; and M = 1.2 at AoA = 6.0°; and M = 1.85 at AoA = 16°. Extensive comparisons with experimental data of the pressure distribution on the wing and on different streamwise stations show the modelling to be reasonably accurate. For the results presented here, the wing tip missile is ignored.

Keywords: Navier-Stokes; high AoA; multi-block.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2000.000252

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2000 Vol.13 No.6, pp.302-315

Published online: 15 Jul 2003 *

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