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Chimera: A Journey

  • Nov 13, 2017
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • 117A Surge Building
  • Dr. John Benek
  • Faculty Host: Dr. Chris Roy

Abstract: I will describe the development of the Chimera overset grid method in Computational Fluid Dynamics over its approximately 40 year history. I will describe the motivation for its development as a transonic ventilated wall interference tool. I will highlight the important extensions of the method. This portion of the presentation includes the extension of the method to more complex geometry, bodies in relative motion, aero elastic simulation capability, non-equilibrium aerothermal flows, and high order accurate formulations. The last part of the talk will address the history of the "conservation" issue.

Bio: Dr. John Benek is a Senior Scientist and the Director of the Computational Sciences Center in the Aerospace Systems Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio. He is an AIAA Fellow. His career encompasses a broad range of experience including both experimental and computational research.