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    Convectively Unstable Anti-Symmetric Waves in Flows Past Bluff Bodies

    Bhaskar Kumar1, Sanjay Mittal1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.53, No.2, pp. 95-122, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.053.095
    Abstract The steady flow past a circular cylinder is investigated. Symmetry conditions are imposed along the centerline of the flow field. The variation of the structure of the recirculation zone with the Reynolds number is studied. The effect of the location of lateral boundary on the flow is analyzed and compared with results from earlier studies. The eddy length varies linearly with Re. Three kinds of solutions, based on eddy structure, are found for different location of the lateral boundary. Global linear stability analysis has been carried out in a translating frame to determine the convective modes for flow past a… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Large Deformation Analyses of Space-Frame Structures, with Members of arbitrary Cross-Section, Using Explicit Tangent Stiffness Matrices, Based on a von Karman Type Nonlinear Theory in Rotated Reference Frames

    Yongchang Cai1,2, J.K. Paik3, Satya N. Atluri3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.53, No.2, pp. 123-152, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.053.123
    Abstract This paper presents a simple finite element method, based on simple mechanics and physical clarity, for geometrically nonlinear large rotation analyses of space frames consisting of members of arbitrary cross-section. A co-rotational reference frame, involving the axes of each finitely rotated beam finite-element, is used as the Updated Lagrangian reference frame for the respective element. A von Karman type nonlinear theory of deformation is employed in the co-rotational reference frame of each beam element, to account for bending, stretching, and torsion of each element. An assumed displacement approach is used to derive an explicit expression for the (12x12)symmetrictangent stiffness matrix… More >

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    A Thermal Tomography Problem in Estimating the Unknown Interfacial Enclosure in a Multiple Region Domain with an Internal Cavity

    Cheng-Hung Huang1, Meng-Ting Chaing1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.53, No.2, pp. 153-180, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.053.153
    Abstract A three-dimensional thermal tomography problem (or inverse geometry problem) in estimating the unknown irregular shape of interfacial enclosure (or surface) for a multiple region domain with an internal cavity by using the steepest descent method (SDM) and a general purpose commercial code CFD-ACE+ is examined in the present work based on the simulated measured temperature distributions on the outer surface obtained by infrared thermography. The advantage of calling CFD-ACE+ as a subroutine in this thermal tomography problem lies in its characteristics of easily-handling the moving boundary problem considered here since it has the function of automatic grid generation. Three test… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Computation of the Turbulent Flow in a Square Duct Using a Cubic Low-Reynolds Stress Model

    H. Naj1,2,3, G. Mompean1,2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.53, No.2, pp. 181-206, 2009, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2009.053.181
    Abstract The aim of this work is to predict numerically the turbulent flow through a straight square duct using a nonlinear stress-strain model. The paper considers the application of the Craft et al.'s model [Craft, Launder, and Suga (1996)] to the case of turbulent incompressible flow in a straight square duct. In order to handle wall proximity effects, damping functions are introduced. Using a priori and a posteriori investigations, we show the performance of this model to predict such flows. The analysis of the flow anisotropy is made using the anisotropy-invariant map proposed by Lumley and Newman [Lumley and Newman (1977)].… More >

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