Turbulent Near Wake Behind An Infinitely Yawed Flat Plate
Further an asymptotic analysis of the two-dimensional turbulent near wake flow has been formulated for the near wake behind an infinitely yawed flat plate. The feature that the near wake which is dominated by mixing of the oncoming turbulent boundary layer retains, to a large extent, the memory of the turbulent structure of the boundary layer, has been exploited to develop this analysis. The analysis leads to three regions of the wake flow (the inner near wake, the outer near wake and the far wake) for which the governing equations are derived. The matching conditions among these regions lead to logarithmic variations in both normal and longitudinal directions in the overlapping regions surrounding the inner wake. These features are validated by the present results.
A computational study involving seven well known turbulence models was also undertaken in order to assess the performance of the existing turbulence models in the prediction of the turbulent near wake behind an infinitely yawed flat plate. In this study all the seven models are implemented into a common flow solver code, thus eliminating the influence of grid size, initial conditions and different numerical schemes while making the comparison. This study shows that the K - e model performs better than other models in predicting the near wake behind an infinitely yawed flat plate.
School:Indian Institute of Science
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:aerodynamics turbulent flow air near wake turbulence models wakes yawing plates engineering boundary layer yawed flat plate
Date of Publication:02/01/1995