A Moving Mesh Approach for Flow Simulations of an Oscillating Hydrofoil (A Thesis for the Degree of Bachelor of Science of Honors)


• Investigated the feasibility of using dynamic mesh approach to simulate oscillating hydrofoil motion in Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model
• Implemented direct numerical simulation, used PISO algorithm and PimpleDyMFoam solver to conduct the CFD simulation in OpenFOAM
• Post-processed the CFD simulation results using Tecplot and ParaFoam
• Validated the results (i.e. flow fields, vortex formation and lift and drag forces) obtained using the dynamic mesh method with the well-validated results obtained using non-inertial reference frame method
• Studied the effect of mesh resolution on the results obtained using dynamic mesh method

Thesis Presentation (Keynote format)
Thesis Presentation in PDF (Some simulation videos could not be shown)


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