RANS and detached-eddy simulation of the NCCR airfoil

Eric G. Paterson, Warren J. Baker, Robert F. Kunz, Leonard J. Peltier

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A circulation control foil is studied using incompressible Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes and detached-eddy simulation CFD methods. It is shown that Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations of large jet momentum coefficient cases with a linear Reynolds-stress closure and a blended k-ω/=k-ε turbulence model is able to successfully predict the pressure-distribution trends in comparison to benchmark data. Details of the simulated flow are presented through analysis of the integral forces and moment, velocity field, and turbulent kinetic energy. However, given the lack of data and CFD grid studies these results lack validation. Detached-eddy simulation is undertaken for the unblown case, and demonstrates that the method is capable of resolving turbulent vortex shedding. Statistical and spectral analysis is used to explain the simulation results, however, as with the RANS simulations, lack of data precludes validation for this problem. Nonetheless, results are encouraging and suggest further application of DES to both circulation control studies as well as other trailing-edge applications. Finally, implications for cavitation-free operation of circulation-control devices are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Users Group Conference, UGC 2004
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0769522599, 9780769522593
StatePublished - 2004
EventDoD HPCMP Users Group Conference, UGC 2004 - Williamsburg, VA, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2004Jul 11 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program Users Group Conference, UGC 2004


OtherDoD HPCMP Users Group Conference, UGC 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWilliamsburg, VA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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