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Non Conforming Meshes and RANS/LES Coupling: Two Challenging Aims for a CFD Code

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Yvan Fournier, Sofiane Benhamadouche, Dominique Laurence

EDF R&D, Chatou, France

David Monfort

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Marne-la-Vallée, France

Paper No. HT-FED2004-56340, pp. 691-700; 10 pages
  • ASME 2004 Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference
  • Volume 2, Parts A and B
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 11–15, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division and Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4691-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3740-8
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


This paper focuses on the geometry/solver interface for the CFD Software Code_Saturne ® which has been developed by EDF R&D since 1997 to replace its FE and BFC solvers. The solver includes various RANS models, as well as LES features and is parallelized through a domain splitting technique. It is based on a cell centered unstructured finite volume scheme, and accepts cells of any shape. This opened the possibility of using non conforming meshes, making it easier to build meshes with well-controlled quality and refinement even for complex geometries. Adjacent boundary faces of non-conforming input meshes may be automatically split into their intersecting subsets so as to build a conforming mesh of polyhedra with an arbitrary number of faces per cell. This also extends to the handling of periodic boundary conditions as a geometrical condition. We will explain how this is handled and illustrate the algorithm’s behavior on different complex grid examples.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME



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