Partially constrained sidepod diffuser shape
Radiator intake constrained to throat geometry.
Family of ducts, with different mass flow rates.
Racecar sidepod with side wall constraint.
RADPAN enables users to rapidly compute near optimal 'streamline diffuser' duct
shapes, for free radiator faces, or partially constrained duct shapes.
Streamline diffusers provide efficient diffusion, with significantly reduced
separation over conventional constant pressure or cosine ducts. RADPAN uses
streamline tracing logic to rapidly compute these duct shapes. Side
walls, constraint walls or partial inlet geometry can be added to control
the flow and constrain duct shape.
Like its sister code NEWPAN. RADPAN will run in parallel, and supports
non-uniform onset flow definition and unstructured grids. GEMS provides the
tools to convert the streamlines into new surfaces for input into NEWPAN or
export to CAD systems.