ITM Web of Conferences
Volume 2, 2014First Symposium on OpenFOAM® in Wind Energy
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|18 February 2014
Dynamic mesh optimization based on the spring analogy
Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES, Oldenburg, Germany
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We present an implementation of the spring analogy for three dimensional meshes in OpenFOAM. All parameters of the spring system are treated as fields that can either be pre-defined by the user, or updated at each time step according to specified geometrical regions or diffusion equations. The purpose of the method is to provide a pre-processing tool for mesh optimization. We study three simple test cases, a deformed block, an airfoil and a hill, and we analyze the evolution of skewness, non-orthogonality and aspect ratio during the approach of dynamic equilibrium.
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