Standard test cases for transition model verification and validation in computational fluid dynamics

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Abstract

Laminar-turbulent transition modeling in RANS-based computational fluid dynamics is becoming increasingly prevalent in simulations. Accordingly, there is a need for standardized test cases for transition model verification and validation to support both implementation of existing models into flow solvers and development of new models. Six test cases are put forth in this paper for this purpose, and encompass both two- and three-dimensional flows with a variety of transition mechanisms. The two-dimensional cases are the zero-pressure-gradient flat plate, a wind-turbine airfoil, and a general-aviation airfoil. The three-dimensional cases are a prolate spheroid, a sickle-shaped wing, and a high-speed elliptic cone. Experimental data are available for all cases. Flow conditions for the cases are provided along with suggested gridding guidelines, with grids being made publicly available for some of the cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105241
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2018Jan 12 2018

Publication series

NameAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018

Other

OtherAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period1/8/181/12/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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