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Numerical Uncertainty Estimation in Maritime CFD Applications

AuthorsKlaij, C.M., Vaz, G., Eça, L.
Conference/Journal6th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI), Barcelona, Spain
Date22 jul. 2014
The results of a numerical uncertainty estimation procedure are presented for a variety of industrial CFD applications with a finite volume RaNS solver. The numerical uncertainty estimation is indispensable when assessing the reliability of CFD results. Highly-refined grids and good iterative convergence are required to obtain global quantities such as force coefficients with a numerical uncertainty of a few percent.


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