Numerical Simulation of an Oscillating Cylinder Using Large Eddy Simulation and Implicit Large Eddy Simulation
Journal article, 2012
In this work, we use large eddy simulation (LES) to study the influence of grid and subgrid model on the lift and drag force predictions of a fixed cylinder undergoing streamwise sinusoidal oscillations in a steady flow, resulting in a varying Reynolds number, Re, within the range 405 <= Re <= 2482. This benchmark case is a first step toward studying engineering applications related to flow-induced vibrations. We examine the influence of both grid resolution and the subgrid model using implicit and explicit LES. The methodology used, LES based on a finite-volume method capable of handling moving meshes, are found to provide force predictions that agree well with experimentally measured data, with respect both to the overall flow development and force magnitude.