Accelerated Time-Stepping for Computational Aerodynamics
The design of next-generation cleaner and quieter aircraft will rely on accurate simulations of turbulent flows. These simulations, referred to as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), are critical in the design of both the external shape of an aircraft, as well as other components such as jet engines and propellers. The industry partner, ANSYS, develops one of the most widely-used CFD solvers - Fluent. The objective of this project will be to develop new time-stepping methods for Fluent specifically for unsteady flow solutions. These time-stepping methods will allow unsteady simulations to be completed faster, with reduced computational cost. Ultimately, this will improve the performance of Fluent and allow it to obtain accurate simulations more quickly for aerospace applications, leading to improved aircraft designs.