Turbulent flow simulations around a multi-element airfoil using URANS, DES and ILES approaches

B. Zhong, F. Scheurich, V. Titarev, D. Drikakis

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Abstract

The flow around the ONERA RA16SC1 three-element airfoil was numerically investigated using three different computational strategies: the Unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Equations (URANS), the Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) and the Implicit Large Eddy Simulation (ILES). Two different numerical schemes were employed: the Jameson's Central Difference Scheme (CDS) and the third-order weighted essentially non-oscillatory (WENO) scheme in conjunction with the HLLC Riemann solver. The numerical results were compared with experimental measurements consisting of pressure plots and PIV data. Similar to the experiment, ILES predicts the flow separation in the flap region whereas URANS and DES do not. In the slat cove, the DES and ILES provide similar flow results, including the Reynolds stresses.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2009
Event19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 200925 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period22/06/0925/06/09

Keywords

  • flow simulation
  • airfoils
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • flow separation
  • fluid dynamics
  • Navier Stokes equations
  • Reynolds number

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    Zhong, B., Scheurich, F., Titarev, V., & Drikakis, D. (2009). Turbulent flow simulations around a multi-element airfoil using URANS, DES and ILES approaches. Paper presented at 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2009, San Antonio, TX, United States.