The purpose of this study is to construct a practical flow simulation system and to investigate the feasibility of this system for actual vehicle development process. In order to get the solution quickly, well-established Cartesian solver is employed with a volume mesh (voxel) system, which has a great advantage of short modeling time and robustness for a complex geometry. In addition, incorporated hhierarchical nested mesh structure leads high-resolution results without the increase of computing time. Computed results were demonstrated for underhood flows, flows passing through the front grilles and an air-conditioner duct flow. The all computed results showed good agreement with the experimented flow fields and enough short turnaround time. As a consequence, the present approach to simulate the flow around the complex shape is very efficient, powerful and has enough accuracy to support the vehicle development process.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 1999 3rd ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, FEDSM'99, San Francisco, California, USA, 18-23 July 1999 (CD-ROM)|
|Publisher||American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
- Environmental Science(all)