LES of the Flow Around a Generic Wheel in a Wheelhouse
Paper in proceedings, 2010

The flow around generic wheels in wheel housings used in previous experimental investigations is studied using large eddy simulations. A comparison is given here of the results of the simulations with existing experimental data and previous qualitative results of RANS simulations. Both instantaneous and time averaged flows are described, showing agreement with previous knowledge and adding new insight inflow physics. Two different widths of the wheel housing are used in the simulations, and their influence on the flows is studied. The present work shows that the width of the wheel housing has an influence onflows on both the inside and the outside of the wheel.

vehicle aerodynamic

wheel

large eddy simulations

LES

wheelhouse

Author

Sinisa Krajnovic

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

SASAN SARMAST

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Branislav Basara

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

ASME Conference Proceedings. 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2010 Collocated with 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Montreal, 1-5 August 2010

0888-8116 (ISSN)

Vol. 1 PARTS A, B AND C 2681-2692

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Subject Categories

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

DOI

10.1115/FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30687

ISBN

978-079184948-4

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10/7/2017