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International Journal of CFD Case Studies - Volume 7

NAFEMS International Journal of CFD Case Studies

Volume 7, August 2008

ISSN 1462-236X

The papers in this seventh volume of the Journal are all concerned with industrially relevant complex flows. Each has been presented at a NAFEMS seminar and, following peer review, are published for the benefit of the wider NAFEMS community.

Four papers were presented at the seminar “Simulation of Complex Flows (CFD) – Application and Trends”, April 2005, in Niedernhausen, Germany. These deal with topics of CFD complexity involving combustor design, free-surface flows, aeroacoustics and axial fan design.The remaining paper addresses cross-wind effects on high-sided vehicles and was presented at a NAFEMS/ERCOFTAC seminar entitled “Quality & Reliability of CFD Simulations III: Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty”, March 2007.


Simulation of Turbulent Swirling Flows: Gas Turbine Combustor Application and Validation

A. C. Benim1, P. J. Stopford2, E. Buchanan3 and K.J. Syed3
1Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany
2ANSYS Europe, Oxfordshire, UK
3Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd., Lincoln, UK

pp. 5-15

Initial Validation of Cross Wind Effects on a Static High-Sided Vehicle

DM Hargreaves1 and HP Morvan2
The University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD
1School of Civil Engineering
2School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

pp. 17-31

Simulation of Flows With Free Surfaces

S Muzaferija and M Perić
CD-adapco, Nürnberg Office, Germany

pp. 33-45

A Weak Compressible Flow Solution for Fluid and Air-Borne Acoustics Coupled Problems in a Nonlinear System

M. Zhu, A. Tabbal, M. Megahed, G. Pierrot and P. Ravier
ESI Group, Rungis, France

pp. 47-56

Calculation of the characteristic diagram of an axial fan using CFD

T Wolfanger and M Lenartz
TLT Turbo GmbH, 66482 Zweibruecken, Germany

pp. 57-70

Further Details

Each of these case studies has been reviewed by members of the CFD working group to ensure that the paper includes:

  • A full description of the industrial relevance of the case study and why it has been performed;
  • A full description of related experimental or analytical data, together with statements as to their quality and accuracy;
  • A description of the CFD model which allows the interested reader to fully appreciate how it simulates the given industrial case;
  • The CFD model is detailed covering the flow physics, geometry, meshing, boundary conditions, fluid properties and the solving processes;
  • A set of results are presented and discussed to facilitate the reader’s appreciation that the work has been performed well and to a high standard.

Any Journal is only as good as the papers it publishes, so the Journal needs contributors who see the importance and benefit of having their work published and used by fellow engineers. Engineers are by nature supportive of colleagues, and authoring a case study paper for the Journal gives senior engineers an opportunity to pass on their hard won knowledge and experience, and in some sense “set the standard” of practice in the field. The Journal publishes CFD case study papers, i.e. investigations, simulations and validation exercises in accordance with CFD best practice guidelines. Original papers covering either traditional CFD, multi-phase flows, combustion and topics such as parallel computing, immersed boundary methods, DNS, LES, FSI, LBM, DEM, etc. are welcomed, book reviews and letters to the Editor are also acceptable.

Potential contributors are welcome to contact the editor, Professor Don McGlinchey at to discuss any aspect of the Journal and the process, from authoring to review to publication. Further details are available here.

Document Details

AuthorGreen. A
Date 1st August 2008


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