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A Set of Boundary Conditions for Aerodynamic Design

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Robust and flexible numerical methodologies for the imposition of boundary conditions are required to formulate well-posed problems. A boundary condition should be Robust and flexible numerical methodologies for the imposition of boundary conditions are required to formulate well-posed problems. A boundary condition should be nonreflecting, to avoid spurious perturbations that can provocate unsteadiness or instabilities. The reflectiveness of various boundary conditions is analyzed in the context of the Godunov methods. A nonlinear, isentropic wave propagation model is used to investigate the reflection mechanism on the flowfield borders, and a parameter τ is defined to give a measure of the boundary reflectiveness. A new set of boundary conditions, in which τ =0, that is, totally nonreflecting, is then proposed. The approach has been integrated in an aerodynamic design procedure using a distributed boundary control

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