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Yes, the calculation of resistance is simpler than solving PDE models, but the method uses a lot of computational resources to reformulate the resistors. Will it be better than current methods?
I do not know. I do not have working code. It should: Since flow conditions determine "mesh" or resistor size and position, the method will eliminate mesh sensitivity and convergence issues. Compressible flow models will be more robust and hopefully accurate. The method also will eliminate the operator experience factor which is very costly to develop currently. It should better model high speed jets in compressible flow domains, “bubble” behavior in flow over wings, etc. Since the “meshing” is dynamic, moving boundaries and geometries can be easily modeled—Aero acoustic problems, Avian flight, fish swimming, blood flow in an elastic vein, air movement in alveoli of the lungs, reciprocating engines and the list goes on and on. Current methods have a hard time with turbulence’s wide scale temporal and spatial range. A “library” of resistor elements would simplify the “digitization” of this phenomena addressing the problem of sub-element scale modeling.