Azure: An advanced CFD software suite based on high-resolution and high-order methods

Antonios F. Antoniadis, Panagiotis Tsoutsanis, Zeeshan A. Rana, Ioannis Kokkinakis, Dimitris Drikakis

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This paper presents a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, which comprises a range of computational algorithms in the framework of high-resolution and high-order (nonoscillatory-based) methods. The CFD software suite, called Azure, includes the following methods: different Riemann solvers; numerical discretisation schemes ranging from 2nd order to 9th-order of accuracy; multi-block structured-grid, as well as fully unstructured and hybrid grid-based capabilities for handling any arbitrary geometry; Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS), Implicit Large Eddy Simulation (ILES) and hybrid ILES/RANS; and multi-physics models. Azure provides a computational platform for studying fundamental flow physics, simulating engineering flows around or inside complex geometries, as well as assessing the accuracy and computational efficiency of different numerical schemes and physics-based models, thus reducing the computational uncertainty and computational time. The paper presents the key numerical modeling features and validation examples ranging from simple canonical flows to aircraft configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103438
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20159 Jan 2015

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Name53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Conference53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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