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Assessment of turbulence models for flow simulation around a wind turbine airfoil

Fernando Villalpando, Marcelo Reggio and Adrian Ilinca

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This investigation focuses on the application of the computational fluid dynamics tool FLUENT to the study of flows over the NACA 63–415 airfoil at various angles of attack. With the aim of selecting the most suitable turbulence model to simulate flow around ice-accreted airfoils, this work concentrates on assessing the prediction capabilities of various turbulence models on clean airfoils at the large angles of attack that cause highly separated flows to occur. The study was undertaken by conducting simulations with the one-equation Spalart-Allmaras (SA) model, the two-equation RNG k- and SST k-ω models, and the Reynolds stress model (RSM). Domain discretization was carried out using general quadrilateral grids generated with GAMBIT, the FLUENT preprocessing tool. Comparisons were made with available experimental data.

Subjects: 2100 Mechanical engineering > 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods
2100 Mechanical engineering > 2108 Aerospace, aeronautical and automotive engineering
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/3651/
Journal Title: Modelling and Simulation in Engineering (vol. 2011)
Publisher: Hindawi
DOI: 10.1155/2011/714146
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/714146
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 14:01
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 11:11
Cite in APA 7: Villalpando, F., Reggio, M., & Ilinca, A. (2011). Assessment of turbulence models for flow simulation around a wind turbine airfoil. Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, 2011, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/714146


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