Finite element calculation of potential flow around wings

  • M. Brédif
Contributed Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 218)


The finite element approach has been successfully used to solve the full potential equation for flows around wings. Algebraic generation of three-dimensional meshes of H-type has been developed and the numerical results shown are satisfatory.

The next steps will concen the improvements mentioned above about discretization in the supersonic region and implementation of the multigrid technique. In parallel, more complex geometries will be studied in connection with a general multidomain approach to be defined.


Potential Flow Finite Element Discretization Wing Surface Supersonic Region Finite Difference Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Brédif
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  1. 1.Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA)ChâtillonFrance

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