Ongoing research projects
Ongoing research projects in iMMC (February 2020)
This a short description of research projects which are presently under progress in iMMC.
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List of projects related to: wake flows
|Implementation of an incompressible hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian external flow solver|
Researcher: Philippe Billuart
Supervisor(s): Grégoire Winckelmans, Philippe Chatelain
Philippe Billuart is working on the development of a new numerical solver that will be able to solve accurately and efficiently any low Mach number external flows. His research is focusing on the hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian solvers for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Those approaches are based on the decomposition of the computational domain : an Eulerian grid-based solver is used for the computation of the near-wall region, while a Lagrangian vortex method solves the wake region. Even though the coupling of particle methods with Eulerian solvers is not new, only 3D weak coupling were developed so far. This thesis aims to develop a 3D strong coupling ; i.e. a coupling where the Schwarz iterations are not longer required to ensure consistent boundary conditions on each subdomain. As the Schwarz algorithm becomes expensive in 3D, the computational gain in the developed approach should be very significant.
|Comprehensive Wake Simulation for the Analysis of Vortex Interactions with Flexible Devices: Application to Rotorcraft and Formation Flying Aircraft|
Researcher: Denis-Gabriel Caprace
Supervisor(s): Grégoire Winckelmans
This research is about developing tools for wake flow analysis, and their application to rotorcraft and aircraft in formation flight.