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Ad-hoc Boundary Conditions for CFD Analyses of Turbomachinery Problems with Strong Flow Gradients at Farfield Boundaries

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Ad-hoc Boundary Conditions for CFD Analyses of Turbomachinery Problems with Strong Flow Gradients at Farfield Boundaries. / Campobasso, Sergio; Baba-Ahmadi, Mohammad.

In: Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 133, No. 4, 041010 , 20.04.2011.

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Campobasso S, Baba-Ahmadi M. Ad-hoc Boundary Conditions for CFD Analyses of Turbomachinery Problems with Strong Flow Gradients at Farfield Boundaries. Journal of Turbomachinery. 2011 Apr 20;133(4):041010 . doi: 10.1115/1.4002985

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