An understanding of vortical structures and vortex breakdown is essential for the development of highly maneuverable vehicles and high angle of attack flight. This is primarily due to the physical limits these phenomena impose on aircraft and missiles at extreme flight conditions. Demands for more maneuverable air vehicles have pushed the limits of current CFD methods in the high Reynolds number regime. Simulation methods must be able to accurately describe the unsteady, vortical flowfields associated with fighter aircraft at Reynolds numbers more representative of full-scale vehicles. It is the goal of this paper to demonstrate the ability of detached-eddy Simulation (DES), a hybrid Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS)/large-eddy Simulation (LES) method, to accurately predict vortex breakdown at Reynolds numbers above Detailed experiments performed at Onera are used to compare simulations utilizing both RANS and DES turbulence models.
Detached-Eddy Simulations and Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Simulations of Delta Wing Vortical Flowfields
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division March 20, 2002; revised manuscript received June 13, 2002. Associate Editor: F. F. Grinstein.
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Morton, S., Forsythe, J., Mitchell, A., and Hajek, D. (December 4, 2002). "Detached-Eddy Simulations and Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Simulations of Delta Wing Vortical Flowfields ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. December 2002; 124(4): 924–932. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1517570
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