CFD code comparison for 2D airfoil flows

Sørensen, N. N. et al. (2016) CFD code comparison for 2D airfoil flows. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 753, 082019. (doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/753/8/082019)

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The current paper presents the effort, in the EU AVATAR project, to establish the necessary requirements to obtain consistent lift over drag ratios among seven CFD codes. The flow around a 2D airfoil case is studied, for both transitional and fully turbulent conditions at Reynolds numbers of 3 × 106 and 15 × 106. The necessary grid resolution, domain size, and iterative convergence criteria to have consistent results are discussed, and suggestions are given for best practice. For the fully turbulent results four out of seven codes provide consistent results. For the laminar-turbulent transitional results only three out of seven provided results, and the agreement is generally lower than for the fully turbulent case.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Colonia, Mr Simone
Authors: Sørensen, N. N., Méndez, B., Muñoz, A., Sieros, G., Jost, E., Lutz, T., Papadakis, G., Voutsinas, S., Barakos, G.N., Colonia, S., Baldacchino, D., Baptista, C., and Ferreira, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1742-6596
Published Online:03 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series 753: 082019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
718841AVATARGeorge BarakosEuropean Commission (EC)608396ENG - AEROSPACE SCIENCES