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Flow Arounds a Surface-Mounted Finite Cylinder: A Challenging case for LES

Sinisa Krajnovic (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Strömningslära)
Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design: Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Hybrid RANS-LES Methods, Corfu Island, Greece, 17-18 June 2007 Vol. 97 (2008), p. 305-315.
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Results of large eddy simulation of a flow around a cylinder with a finite aspect ratio (length/diameter) of 6 placed on a ground plane is presented. The Reynolds number based on the inlet velocity and the cylinder diameter is 20000. The boundary layer thickness at the position of the cylinder is approximately 7 % of the cylinder's diameter. In addition to the comparison of the time-averaged results with existing experimental data, the instantaneous flow was investigated. The fine mesh LES predicted the vortex shedding frequency in agreement with the experimental observations. Several important flow mechanisms are predicted and explained such as: the downwash of coherent structures from the region above the free end into the near wake or the formation of the alternate vortices in the far wake. Instantaneous flow structures around the cylinder such as horseshoe vortex, Kelvin Helmholtz and hairpin vortices are identified and their influence on the cylinder and the resulting aerodynamic forces is explained.

Nyckelord: finite cylinder, LES, large eddy simulation

Denna post skapades 2007-10-08. Senast ändrad 2017-12-29.
CPL Pubid: 51822


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Strömningslära (2005-2017)



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