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dc.contributorSherwin, Spencer J.
dc.contributor.authorMelé Casas, Josep
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this thesis is to study the stability of a vortex, which has been called the m-Shape vortex, that takes place in some Formula 1 cars. This vortex has been obtained from Computational Fluid Dynamics data. It is well known that the Navier- Stokes equations that rule the motion of uids are still unsolved analytically for arbitrary geometries. Therefore, the approach taken in this study is to discretise the geometry with an adequate mesh in order to study the hydrodynamic stability of flows performing firstly a direct numerical simulation and secondly a direct stability analysis of the linearised Navier-Stokes equations. For doing so, spectral/hp elements methods are used. Firstly, a study on the stability of the Bachelor vortex is done. As the Bachelor vortex has been studied previously, this first study validates the subsequent results and introduces the methodology that is going to be used. Moreover, the m-Shape vortex that has an important role the development of the mentioned cars is studied using the same approach.
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.publisherImperial College London
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria mecànica::Mecànica de fluids
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Química analítica::Anàlisi espectral
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física::Física de fluids
dc.subject.lcshSpectrum analysis
dc.subject.lcshComputational fluid dynamics
dc.subject.lcshNavier-Stokes equations
dc.titleSpectral/hp element stability analysis of classical and non-classical streamwise aligned vortices
dc.typeBachelor thesis
dc.subject.lemacAnàlisi espectral
dc.subject.lemacVòrtexs (Hidrodinàmica)
dc.subject.lemacDinàmica de fluids -- Simulació per ordinador
dc.subject.lemacEquacions de Navier-Stokes
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - author's decision
dc.audience.mediatorEscola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
dc.contributor.covenanteeImperial College of London

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