2021 Webinar: Dual Solver Hybrid Methods

When:  Oct 28, 2021 from 18:00 to 19:30 (ET)

The cost of Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes simulations can be restrictive to implement in aeromechanics design and analysis of vertical lift configurations, given the cost to resolve the flow on a mesh sufficient to provide accurate aerodynamic and structural loads. Dual-solver hybrid methods have been developed that resolve the configuration and the near field with the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes solvers, while the wake is resolved with vorticity-preserving methods that are more cost-effective. These dual-solver approaches can be integrated into an organization's workflow to bridge the gap between lower-fidelity methods and the expensive Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes when there are complex physics present. This talk will provide an overview of different dual solver hybrid methods, coupling approaches, and future efforts to expand their capabilities in the areas of novel configurations and operations in constrained and turbulent environments.

About our speaker:
Dr. Marilyn Smith is a Professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Director of their Vertical Lift Research Center, which includes the Army/Navy/NASA Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence. Dr. Smith performs research in the areas of non-linear computational aeromechanics and unsteady aerodynamics for which she has over 200 publications and won multiple technical awards. She is a Fellow of the AIAA and Royal Aeronautical Society and Technical Fellow of the VFS. After numerous VFS leadership positions, she currently is serving as the Technical Director of the VFS.