Computation of three-dimensional horseshoe vortex flow using the Navier-Stokes equations

  • W. R. Briley
  • H. McDonald
Contributed Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 141)


Numerical solutions of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations are presented for a laminar horseshoe vortex flow created by the interaction of a boundary layer on a flat surface and an elliptical strut leading edge mounted normal to the flat surface. The computational approach utilizes “zone embedding”, surface-oriented elliptic-cylindrical coordinates, interactive boundary conditions, and a consistently-split linearized block implicit (LBI) scheme developed by the authors. Mesh resolution tests are performed, and the horseshoe vortex flow is discussed.


Streamwise Velocity Suction Surface Horseshoe Vortex Leading Edge Vortex Corner Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. R. Briley
    • 1
  • H. McDonald
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific Research Associates, Inc.Glastonbury

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