A 3-D Navier-Stokes analysis for turbomachinery flows on C- or O-type grids is presented. The analysis is based on the Beam and Warming implicit algorithm for solution of the unsteady Navier-Stokes equations and is derived from an early version of the ARC3D flow code developed at NASA Ames Research Center. The Navier-Stokes equations are written in a Cartesian coordinate system rotating about the z-axis, and then mapped to a general body-fitted coordinate system. All viscous terms are calculated and the turbulence effects are modelled using the Baldwin-Lomax turbulence model. The equations are discretized using finite differences on stacked body-conforming grids. Modifications made to convert ARC3D from external flow to internal turbomachinery flows and to improve solution accuracy are given in detail. The body-conforming grid construction procedure is also presented. Calculations for several rotor flows have been made, and results of code experimental verification studies are presented. Comparisons of the solutions obtained on the C- and O-type grids are also presented, with particular attention to shock resolution.

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