Thick Strip Method for Efficient Large-Eddy Simulations of Flexible Wings in Stall
Authors: Mohsen Lahooti, Rafael Palacios, Spencer J. Sherwin
Institute: Imperial College London
An extended abstract was submitted to the AIAA SciTech conference including some premileminary result of Nektar++/SHARPy FSI code.
Abstract: An efficient computational method is presented based on the “thick“ strip method for large eddy simulation (LES) of flexible wings in stall. Fluid domain is broken down into a series of smaller 3D strips where they can be efficiently solved with LES method for fluid flow. Force and moments are obtained from each strips and used to evolve the nonlinear dynamics of the wings.
The preliminary result presented for high-altitude long-endurance wing clearly show the capability and robustness of the presented approach.