Superiority of PANS compared to LES in predicting a rudimentary landing gear flow with affordable meshes
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012
Results of simulations of the flow around a rudimentary landing gear are presented in the paper. A newly proposed improved Partially-Averaged Navier-Stokes (PANS) method using k - epsilon - zeta - f turbulence model is used for prediction of the flow. The results are compared with the experimental data but also with the results of two LES simulations performed using the PANS computational grids. PANS simulations predicted the flow in good agreement with the experimental data. LES predicted a non-physical creation of separation over the front wheels that does not exist in the PANS prediction and was not observed in the experimental oil film. PANS simulations showed low sensitivity to the grid refinement. They show clear advantage compared with the LES simulations when the computational grid is inadequate for resolution of the near-wall flow structures.
Partially-Averaged Navier-Stokes (PANS)