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    • E.Tuliszka-Sznitko, Absolute Instability of Compressible Three-Dimensional Flow - abstract
    • K.Banas, A Parallel Adaptive Code for Compressible Navier-Stokes Simulations - abstract
    • K.Papierski, M.Rabiega, Multiblock Parallel Computation of an Incompressible 3-D Flow in Turbomachines - abstract
    • J.Czerwinska, The Analysis of Separation and Methods of Three-Dimensional Flow Structure Detection in the Boundary Layer Shock Wave Interaction - abstract

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  • E.Tuliszka-Sznitko, Absolute instability of compressible three-dimensional flow
  • In the present paper the instability character (absolute/convective) of compressible viscous flow around geometries rotating in uniform flow is analysed. The linear local stability theory is used to investigate the boundary layer stability. Following the works of Briggs and Bers in the field of plasma physics, the absolute instability region is identified by singularities of dispersion relation called pinch - points. Calculations have been made for different Mach numbers and wall temperatures.

  • K.Banas, A Parallel Adaptive Code for Compressible Navier-Stokes Simulations
  • The paper presents a finite element code for compressible flow simulations. The code has two important features: adaptivity to increase accuracy of computations by selectively refining a finite element mesh and efficient parallel performance due to a special implementation based on concept of patches of elements. The algorithm for approximating the compressible Navier-Stokes equations is a version of the stabilized finite element method. Three time integration strategies are implemented, explicit, linear implicit and nonlinear implicit, and the GMRES method is used to solve systems of linear equations. For parallel simulations the code uses a special algorithm for mesh partition. The performance of the code is tested for two examples of supersonic flows: one inviscid and one viscous.

  • K.Papierski, M.Rabiega, Multiblock Parallel Computation of an Incompressible 3-D Flow in Turbomachines
  • A finite volume numerical method for the prediction of a fluid flow in complex geometries such as turbomachinery channels has been parallelized using a domain decomposition approach. A mathematical formulation of a 3-D incompressible steady flow has been presented on the basis of the N-S equations in a grid-oriented co-ordinate system with contravariant velocity components. A parallelized pressure-based implicit algorithm with discretization on a staggered grid has been developed. A message exchange system with a boundary exchange, developed by the authors, has been described. Exemplary calculations have been carried out for a laminar flow through a curved duct and for an inviscid flow through a stage of the centrifugal pump. A good agreement has been obtained in both the cases. Despite considerable simplification that has been introduced in the flow through the pump stage, the computations have shown nearly the same pressure rise in the stage as the measurements. Further directions of numerical investigations of a flow through turbomachines, including in particular those devoted to pressure losses related to the rotor-stator interaction, have been mentioned.

  • J.Czerwinska, The Analysis of Separation and Methods of Three-Dimensional Flow Structure Detection in the Boundary Layer Shock Wave Interaction
  • The normal shock wave turbulent boundary layer interaction still draws a great deal of attention as a flow phenomenon. This is due to its profound importance to numerous applications. The understanding of phenomena is crucial for future aims connected with the interaction control. Experimental investigations of the interaction have been carried out since the 1940s. They were aimed however at the determination of such general flow features as: pressure distribution, shock wave configuration or oil visualization of separation structures. In order to better understand the phenomenon, measurements of the entire field are required. At present, such measurements do not exist. A great help is expected from numerical simulations in this respect. There is enough experimental data to check the general features of the flow obtained from calculations. This thesis presents numerical simulations of flow that is assumed: steady, three-dimensional, compressible, viscous and turbulent. Its general aim is to present to what extend the modern numerical methods are able to predict the flow in shock wave turbulent boundary layer interaction including shock induced separation structures. These structures are very sensitive to channel geometry and may be useful in the understanding of separation's development.
    In order to illustrate the abilities of numerical simulations, one aim of the presented thesis is to investigate the effect of the span-wise depth of the nominally two-dimensional test section. The presented results cast some light on the common problems experienced by typical comparisons of two-dimensional simulations to wind tunnel tests having a three-dimensional nature. The first Chapter presents the basic theory of elementary structures. Considerations of elementary structures of the flow along with their dependencies are necessary for a better understanding of the separation flow structures induced by the boundary layer shock wave interaction. The classification of elementary structures will be presented. In addition, the possible occurrence of bifurcation will also be studied. The second Chapter will be devoted to studying specific cases of transonic turbulent flow. The analysis of numerical results will be bounded to the shock wave structure. Studies shall include: the influence of the numerical scheme, three-dimensional effects connected with the changing width of the channel, a comparison to experiment and the influence of the symmetric boundary condition on the flow prediction in the channel. Finally, the boundary layer influence on the 1-foot structure will also be presented. Chapter three will present the separation structures. Here too a comparison to experiments will be done. Changes in separation structures connected with the width of the channel will be studied. The influence of the symmetry boundary condition will be shown. Finally, the specification of the basic flow structures will be done.