COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TIP VORTEX FLOW USING RANS AND LES
Paper in proceedings, 2017

The current study focuses on the numerical analysis of tip vortex flows, with the emphasis on the investigation of turbulence modelling effects on tip vortex prediction. The analysis includes comparison of RANS and LES methods at two different mesh resolutions. Implicit LES, ILES, modelling is employed here to mimic the turbulent viscosity. In RANS, the two equation k-ω SST model is adopted. In order to also address possible benefits of using streamline curvature variations in RANS, two curvature correction methods proposed for k-ω SST are tested, and compared. ILES results show very good agreement with the experimental observations. The predicted vortex in ILES is also stronger than RANS predictions. ILES has predicted accelerated vortex core axial velocity very well, while tested RANS models under predict the axial velocity. Adoption of curvature correction has not improved the tip vortex prediction, even though it has reduced the turbulent viscosity at the vortex core.

RANS

Cavitation Inception

LES

Tip Vortex

Numerical Simulation

Author

Abolfazl Asnaghi

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Technology

Rickard Bensow

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Technology

Urban Svennberg

VII International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering

Areas of Advance

Energy

Subject Categories

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

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