Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Computations With Zonal Navier-Stokes Flow Solver (ZNSFLOW) Common High Performance Computing Scalable Software Initiative (CHSSI) Software

Report No. ARL-TR-1987
Authors: Edge, Harris L.; Sahu, Jubaraj; Sturek, Walter B.; Pressel, Daniel M.; Heavey, Karen R.
Date/Pages: June 1999; 35 pages
Abstract: This report presents an overview of the software developed under the common high performance computing scalable software initiative (CHSSI), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) 6 project. Under the project, a proven zonal Navier-Stokes solver was rewritten for scalable parallel performance on both shared memory and distributed memory high performance computers. At the same time, a graphical user interface (GUl) was developed to help the user set up the problem, provide real-time visualization, and execute the solver. The GUl is not just an input interface but provides an environment for the systematic, coherent execution of the solver, thus making it a more useful, quicker and easier application tool for engineers. Also part of the CHSSI project is a demonstration of the developed software on complex applications of interest to the Department of Defense. Results from computations of 10 brilliant anti-armor (BAT) submunitions simultaneously ejecting from a single Army tactical missile and a guided multiple launch rocket system missile are discussed. Experimental data were available for comparison with the BAT computations. The CFD computations and the experimental data show good agreement and serve as validation for the accuracy of the solver.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 1999