In this paper, an efficient and robust Cartesian Mesh Generation with Local Refinement for an Immersed Boundary Approach is proposed, whose key feature is the capability of high Reynolds number simulations by the use of wall function models, bypassing the need for accurate boundary layer discretization. Starting from the discrete manifold model of the object to be analyzed, the proposed model generates Cartesian adaptive grids for a CFD simulation, with minimal user interactions; the most innovative aspect of this approach is that the automatic generation is based on the segmentation of the surfaces enveloping the object to be analyzed. The aim of this paper is to show that this automatic workflow is robust and enables to get quantitative results on geometrically complex configurations such as marine vehicles. To this purpose, the proposed methodology has been applied to the simulation of the flow past a BB2 submarine, discretized by non-uniform grid density. The obtained results are comparable with those obtained by classical body-fitted approaches but with a significant reduction of the time required for the mesh generation.

Cartesian mesh generation with local refinement for immersed boundary approaches

Di Angelo L.
Methodology
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Duronio F.;De Vita A.;Di Mascio A.
Methodology
2021

Abstract

In this paper, an efficient and robust Cartesian Mesh Generation with Local Refinement for an Immersed Boundary Approach is proposed, whose key feature is the capability of high Reynolds number simulations by the use of wall function models, bypassing the need for accurate boundary layer discretization. Starting from the discrete manifold model of the object to be analyzed, the proposed model generates Cartesian adaptive grids for a CFD simulation, with minimal user interactions; the most innovative aspect of this approach is that the automatic generation is based on the segmentation of the surfaces enveloping the object to be analyzed. The aim of this paper is to show that this automatic workflow is robust and enables to get quantitative results on geometrically complex configurations such as marine vehicles. To this purpose, the proposed methodology has been applied to the simulation of the flow past a BB2 submarine, discretized by non-uniform grid density. The obtained results are comparable with those obtained by classical body-fitted approaches but with a significant reduction of the time required for the mesh generation.
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