MEGAFLOW - Numerical Flow Simulation for Aircraft Design

Results of the second phase of the German CFD initiative MEGAFLOW, presented during its closing symposium at DLR, Braunschweig, Germany, December 10 and 11, 2002

  • Norbert Kroll
  • Jens K. Fassbender

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Grid Generation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Melber-Wilkending, O. Brodersen, Y. Kallinderis, R. Wilhelm, M. Sutcliffe, J. Wild et al.
      Pages 3-24
  3. Structured Solver FLOWer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Jochen Raddatz, Jens K. Fassbender
      Pages 27-44
    3. B. Eisfeld
      Pages 63-77
  4. Hybrid Solver TAU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Thomas Gerhold
      Pages 81-92
    3. Ralf Heinrich, Richard Dwight, Markus Widhalm, Axel Raichle
      Pages 93-108
    4. Thomas Alrutz
      Pages 109-115
    5. Keith Weinman
      Pages 117-123
  5. Validation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Mark Rakowitz, Sascha Heinrich, Andreas Krumbein, Bernhard Eisfeld, Mark Sutcliffe
      Pages 135-150
    3. S. Melber-Wilkending, R. Rudnik, A. Ronzheimer, T. Schwarz
      Pages 163-178
  6. Shape Optimization

About these proceedings


This volume contains results of the German CFD initiative MEGAFLOW which combines many of the CFD development activities from DLR, universities and aircraft industry. It highlights recent improvements and enhancements of the MEGAFLOW software system. This software includes the block-structured Navier-Stokes code FLOWer and the unstructured Navier-Stokes code TAU. Improvements to numerical algorithms and physical modelling capabilities of these codes are discussed. Validation activities concerning their capability to predict viscous flows around complex industrially relevant configurations for transport aircraft design are presented. The high level of maturity both codes have reached is demonstrated based on the intensive use of FLOWer and TAU by the German aerospace industry in the design process of a new aircraft.


Aerodynamic Shape Optimization CFD Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Structured and Hybrid Navier-Stokes Solvers aircraft design artificial intelligence computational fluid dynamics modeling optimization simulation verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Kroll
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jens K. Fassbender
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) in der Helmholtz-GemeinschaftGerman Aerospace CenterGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow TechnologyBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24383-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-32382-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-2909
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