A low-dimensional tool for predicting force decomposition coefficients for varying inflow conditions

Mehdi Ghommem, Imran Akhtar, M. R. Hajj

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Abstract

We develop a low-dimensional tool to predict the effects of unsteadiness in the inflow on force coefficients acting on a circular cylinder using proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) modes from steady flow simulations. The approach is based on combining POD and linear stochastic estimator (LSE) techniques. We use POD to derive a reduced-order model (ROM) to reconstruct the velocity field. To overcome the difficulty of developing a ROM using Poisson's equation, we relate the pressure field to the velocity field through a mapping function based on LSE. The use of this approach to derive force decomposition coefficients (FDCs) under unsteady mean flow from basis functions of the steady flow is illustrated. For both steady and unsteady cases, the final outcome is a representation of the lift and drag coefficients in terms of velocity and pressure temporal coefficients. Such a representation could serve as the basis for implementing control strategies or conducting uncertainty quantification. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368
JournalProgress in Computational Fluid Dynamics
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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