CFD Verification & Validation Data This page presents a set of relevant CFD and experimental data for verification and validation of CFD codes. Both twodimensional and threedimensional solutions are available and are labelled as 2D and 3D repsectively. Pseudo2D solutions, twodimensional problems solved in threedimensions by adding a nonzero thickness, are labelled as 2D*. All CFD solutions are performed with the new STARS CFD solver currently under development in our lab, which is a spacetime finite element solution to the compressible Euler equations in a noninertial frame. 
Verification Data In the field of computational fluid dynamics, verification is typically referred to as solving the equations right. In adopting that definition, the verification solutions provided below attempt to demonstrate that our governing equations, the compressible Euler equations, are solved correctly by comparing our CFD solution to the analytic solution for each problem.

Validation Data Validation solutions are intended to demonstrate that the relevant flow physics are modeled correctly by a CFD solution for a particular application of interest. To this end, the validation solutions provided below are a sampling of aerospace applications where a numerical solution for the compressible Euler equations is an accurate approximation to the dominant flow physics. These problems differ from the preceding verification solutions in that the ultimate comparison is with experimental data.

Experimental Data We have a limited set of experimental data that can be downloaded here. As a general rule, we don't do experimental work, so most or all of this data was pulled from the engineering literature for validation of our own CFD work. For all such data, the original references will be listed in case you have any questions about the experiment. Please do not Email us with questions about these experiments. Refer to the original references and/or authors for such questions.

 
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