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Linear-Stability-Based Transition Modeling for Aerodynamic Flow Simulations with a Near-Wall Reynolds-Stress Modell

Probst, Axel and Radespiel, Rolf and Rist, U. (2012) Linear-Stability-Based Transition Modeling for Aerodynamic Flow Simulations with a Near-Wall Reynolds-Stress Modell. AIAA Journal, Vol. 50 (2), pp. 416-428. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). doi: 10.2514/1.J051229.

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An extended e^N-based modeling approach for Tollmien–Schlichting-type transition in aerodynamic flow simulations with the low-Re epsilon^h-Reynolds-stress model is presented. Instead of simply activating the turbulence production terms at the transition location (point-transition approach), the method incorporates the otherwise neglected Reynolds-stress contributions by the fluctuations of the Tollmien–Schlichting waves and provides them as local input for the turbulence model at the transition point. The shapes of the Reynolds-stress profiles are derived from linear stability analysis within the e^N method, whereas their absolute magnitudes are calibrated with the aid of direct numerical simulation data of a transitional boundary layer with adverse-pressure gradient. The dissipationrate input is adjusted to theoretically match the amplification rate of the fluctuations but requires a correction to account for the low-Re damping in the epsilon^h-Reynolds-stress model. The paper describes the general modeling ideas and the implementation in the flow solver. Aspects of the numerical discretization and a verification for threedimensional flows are addressed as well. Besides a basic validation for the adverse-pressure-gradient boundary layer, simulations of the SD7003 airfoil flow comprising a laminar separation bubble are presented, which yield very good agreement with measurements. Results of a transitional flat-plate flow are, however, impaired by the lack of intermittency modeling. Finally, the method is applied to a flowthrough nacelle near stall conditions in order to prove its ability to compute consistent transitional behavior in complex three-dimensional flows.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/75572/
Document Type:Article
Title:Linear-Stability-Based Transition Modeling for Aerodynamic Flow Simulations with a Near-Wall Reynolds-Stress Modell
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Probst, AxelTU-BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Radespiel, RolfTU BraunschweigUNSPECIFIED
Rist, U.Uni StuttgartUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:Vol. 50
DOI :10.2514/1.J051229
Page Range:pp. 416-428
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Keywords:Transition, Reynolds-stress model, Linear-stability theory, SD7003, flow-through nacelle
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation & Validation (old)
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > C²A²S²E - Center for Computer Applications in AeroSpace Science and Engineering
Deposited By: Micknaus, Ilka
Deposited On:04 May 2012 10:36
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:41

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