A fixed point iteration approach for harmonic balance based aeroelastic computations

Conference Paper

Presented is a fixed point iteration approach for harmonic balance computational flow solver based nonlinear aeroelastic computations. The methodology allows for the aeroelastic governing equations to be solved simultaneously, in an iterative manner, alongside the flow solver. The Newton-Raphson method is used at each iteration of the harmonic balance flow solver to solve for the aeroelastic governing equations solution variables based on the aerodynamic loading for the harmonic balance flow solution at the current harmonic balance flow solver iteration. Details of the approach are presented herein. Compared to the original harmonic balance flow solver based aeroelastic solution technique, which the authors developed over a decade ago, there is well over an order of magnitude computational speed-up for both the transonic airfoil aeroelastic configuration and cylinder in laminar cross-flow aeroelastic configuration presented in the paper.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Published In

  • Aiaa/Asce/Ahs/Asc Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 2018

Volume / Issue

  • 0 / 210049

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781624105326

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2514/6.2018-1446

Citation Source

  • Scopus