Flow Feature Detector – CENTAUR Software

Flow Feature Detection

The flow feature detector can be used either for visualization / inspection of the flow field, or as a guiding tool to decide where the mesh needs to be adjusted (e.g. smaller length scales). In the regions where features are detected, sources can be placed to increase the local mesh resolution or the Adapter can be used for automatic local refinement.

Interaction of the Flow Feature Detector with other CENTAUR Modules.


Shockwaves detected for the case of a supersonic flow on a duct: The sensor field is used to flag the region of the shockwaves for mesh refinement.

Sensor for detection of shockwaves


Flagged regions based on the sensor field