While Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) is already used across engineering sectors, greater accuracy and efficiency are still needed before it can replace existing physical prototypes for unsteady flows, including acoustics, and for resolving shed vortices and wakes. There’s a possible solution: High-order flux reconstruction, developed by Dr Peter Vincent at Imperial College (IC).

Working with CFMS and Zenotech to create new software, IC used the latest in high-performing computing, for evaluation by Airbus, BAE Systems, EADS, Rolls-Royce, DSTL and the UK Aerodynamics Centre.


Hyperflux ++

Hyperflux ++ builds on the initial project, alongside Bombardier, Aircraft Research Association Ltd and Zenotech, CFMS experts worked to further develop the capability of the aerodynamic modelling of undercarriages and nacelles, addressing timely challenges in the process. Included in this was localised transition modelling; a more robust high order mesh generation and high fidelity acoustic source modelling.

Based on research into next-generation high order methods by Dr Peter Vincent and his team at Imperial College, CFMS, Zenotech and ARA have developed a approach for high fidelity aerospace CFD which delivers improved performance and scalability.

Aerospace design with unsteady fluid dynamics simulation

Aircraft components are subject to complex physical phenomena – particularly unsteady, turbulent and separated aerodynamic flow. Slightly changing one element of the component can impact the way the whole system performs so affordably capturing these effects, without sacrificing accuracy, is a major challenge for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology.

The Hyperflux projects invited a number of industry experts to contribute to a variety of test cases to support within the development of the new software.
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