Abstract

In the present study, flow around symmetric trapezoidal wall-mounted structures with different slope angles of the two sides subjected to a boundary layer flow at Reynolds numbers of 1.19 × 105 and 1 × 106 (based on the height of the structures and the free stream velocity) is investigated using two-dimensional (2D) Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations combined with the k-ω Shear Stress Transport (SST) turbulence model. It is found that the drag coefficient of the wall-mounted square structures using the k-ω SST turbulence model is in good agreement with the available published experimental data. The effects of slope angles of the two sides on the hydrodynamic quantities and the flow fields around the structures have been investigated.

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