Verification of the Shear-Stress Transfer Model and its Modifications in the Calculation of a Turbulent Flow Around a Semicircular Airfoil with a Zero Angle of Attack

S. A. Isaev, P. A. Baranov, Yu V. Zhukova, E. I. Kalinin, J. J. Miau

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Abstract

A comparative analysis of different versions of the Menter shear-stress transfer model, including with correction for the curvature of streamlines, has been performed as applied to a periodic flow around a semicircular airfoil with a zero angle of attack at Re = 45,000. A comparison of the calculated aerodynamic coefficients Cx and Cy and the surface distribution of the pressure coefficient, averaged over the period of oscillations of the lift coefficient Cy, with the corresponding experimental data has shown that the Menter shear-stress transfer model modified within the framework of the Rody–Leshtsiner–Isaev approach with the use of the inverse function of the Richardson number correcting the eddy viscosity of a flow with a semiempirical Isaev–Kharchenko–Usachov constant equal to 0.02 is preferred compared to the other versions of this model. The errors of the calculations performed with the use of the multiblock computational technologies based on intersecting structured meshes of different scales were analyzed. The interrelation between the evolution of the structure of the periodic flow around the semicircular airfoil and the distribution of its integral force characteristics in the period of Cy oscillations is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-89
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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