VR1 RANS Joukowski airfoil

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This test case is designed as a verification case of the turbulence model of the RANS equations. Participants are required to use the provided grids, as they have been demonstrated to be able to provide the optimal convergence rate in drag. A Reynolds number of 1,000,000 is employed. For an adjoint consistent discretization, the optimal convergence rate of an output functional is 2P. Otherwise, the convergence rate can be expected to be P+1. The Joukowski airfoil is used for this test as the cusped trailing edge removes the inviscid singularity at the trailing edge. However, there is still a singularity in skin friction. The provided grids are design to cluster nodes at both the trailing edge singularity and the stagnation point in order to capture the expected order of accuracy. Hence, all participants must use the provided grids.

Features and challenges: 
Curved geometry
Steady flow
Subsonic flow
Turbulent flow
Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS)
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