Numerical simulations for relatively thick airfoils are carried out in the present studies. An attempt to improve the accuracy of the numerical predictions is done by adjusting the turbulent viscosity of the eddy-viscosity Menter Shear-Stress-Transport (SST) model. The modification involves the addition of a damping factor on the wall-bounded flows incorporating the ratio of the turbulent kinetic energy to its specific dissipation rate for separation detection. The results are compared with available experimental data and CFD simulations using the original Menter SST model. The present model improves the lift polar prediction even though the stall angle is still overestimated. The improvement is caused by the better prediction of separated flow under a strong adverse pressure gradient. The results show that the Reynolds stresses are damped near the wall causing variation of the logarithmic velocity profiles.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Mar 2018|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Mathematics: Pure, Applied and Computation, ICoMPAC 2017 - Surabaya, Indonesia|
Duration: 1 Nov 2017 → 1 Nov 2017