Flow Simulation

Here we present the simulation results of flows around a number of rigid and variable shape bodies. The different cases of Potential, Stokesian, and Navier-Stokes flow are considered.

The linear Potential and Stokes flows are solved using a simple panel method, whereas the Navier-Stokes flow is solved using the Immersed Boundary Method.



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