This paper presents the development and implementation of a new model for bypass and natural transition prediction using Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes computational fluid dynamics (CFD), based on modification of two-equation, linear eddy-viscosity turbulence models. The new model is developed herein based on considerations of the universal character of transitional boundary layers that have recently been documented in the open literature, and implemented into a popular commercial CFD code (FLUENT) in order to assess its performance. Two transitional test cases are presented: (1) a boundary layer developing on a flat heated wall, with free-stream turbulence intensity ranging from 0.2 to 6%; and (2) flow over a turbine stator vane, with chord Reynolds number and from 0.6 to 20%. Results are presented in terms of Stanton number, and compared to experimental data for both cases. Results show good agreement with the test cases and suggest that the new approach has potential as a predictive tool.
A New Model for Boundary Layer Transition Using a Single-Point RANS Approach
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute and presented at the 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Manuscript received by the Heat Transfer Division, March 2002, final revision, July 2002. Paper No. 2002-HT-32740. Associate Editor: R. Bunker.
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Walters, D. K., and Leylek, J. H. (March 26, 2004). "A New Model for Boundary Layer Transition Using a Single-Point RANS Approach ." ASME. J. Turbomach. January 2004; 126(1): 193–202. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1622709
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