Simulation of unsteady aerodynamic flows using low-re wall-distance-free turbulence models

G. Barakos, D. Drikakis

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Numerical simulations have been performed for the flow over an oscillating NACA0015 aerofoil using wall-distance-free two-equation eddy-viscosity models. The numerical simulation corresponds to the experimental work by Piziali and comparisons are presented between experimental data and numerical results for unsteady flows over aerofoils under dynamic stall conditions. The calculations reveal that improvements in turbulence modelling are necessary in order to capture accurately the hysteresis loops of the dynamic stall phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 1997
EventASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM97 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 22 Jun 199726 Jun 1997


ConferenceASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM97
Abbreviated titleFEDSM 97


  • aerodynamics
  • turbulence
  • mathematical models
  • hysteresis
  • computer simulation
  • airfoils
  • computational methods

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