Two different complex problems arising during spacecraft design are discussed in this paper. One problem is a definition of impulse for a safety separation of a parachute container lid. Another problem is defining a shock-wave interaction on the spacecraft at turning on emergency rescue system. Both problem are very hard and expensive for solving by experimental methods, and RSC Energia gets here all benefits of numerical simulation by using CFD code FlowVision.
This paper outlines development of method for simulation of complex fluid flows having arbitrary motion of free surfaces. The method is based on rectangular grid with dynamic local grid adaptation. For approximation of a curvilinear computational domain boundaries and a free surface the subgrid geometry resolution method is used. The free surface tracking is provided by VOF method.
The noise of domestic machines including lawnmowers becomes an urgent issue. As the technology matures, designers need better tools to predict performance and efficiency of these machines across a wide range of operating conditions and find optimal ways to reduce noise.
Experiments fulfiled in CETIM have shown that tonal blade-passing-frequency (BPF) noise becomes predominant for lawn-mowers with a big rotor diameter. 2-D and 3-D CFD unsteady computations give a clear picture of pseudo-sound perturbation inside the casing of lawn-mower. Method of representation of unsteady motion of compressible fluid with subsonic flow as a sum of vortex mode (pseudo-sound) and acoustical mode (airborne sound) is used to define the sound near field.
Due to a current trend of increasing rotational speed and power, the problem of tone noise and pressure pulsation in centrifugal ventilators becomes a more urgent issue. Often the level of tones determines noise characteristics; mainly these are blade-passing frequencies (BPF).
An approach for solving Fluid Structure Interaction in aerospace application is presented in this paper. The proposed approach is based on the two-way coupling between CFD code FlowVision and FEA code ABAQUS. The codes are coupled directly without using any 3rd party software or intermediate structure.
The description of the variable pitch propeller (VPP) is presented. An insight into this propeller operation is given. It's advantages which give the improvement of propulsion of different purpose ship in comparison with the traditional propeller are noted. To be said in the report it is confirmed by example.
The proposed fluid-structure interaction (FSI) approach is based on a two-way coupling between finite-element code Abaqus and finite-volume code FlowVision. The FSI simulation is possible due to a unique mesh generation method used in FlowVision.
During operation of vertical cylindrical tanks for storage of oil and oil products significant quantities of compacted sediments can be formed and accumulated. As a result, tank useful capacity, tank farm turnover are reduced, oil storage cost is increased due to the necessity to put tanks out of operation and perform their cleaning.
Feeder is one of the airships of the Multibody Advanced Airship for Transport (MAAT) system, under development within the EU FP7 project. MAAT is based on a modular concept composed of two different parts that have the possibility to join; respectively they are the so-called Cruiser and Feeder, designed on the lighter than air principle.