A test case for large-eddy simulation in vehicle aerodynamics
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2002

The flow around a simplified bus was computed using large-eddy simulation with intention to gain better understanding of this flow and to make a data base for validation of RANS and hybrid RANS-LES simulations. Transient quantities such as dominated frequencies and variance were studied as well as mean quantities. Velocity and pressure results were compared with the experimental data. Coherent structures were visualized and their positions were determined. Mean Reynolds stresses were computed and it was found that the largest resolved turbulent kinetic energy was in the recirculating flow close to the leading edges and in the lower part of the wake.

Vehicle aerodynamics

Simplified bus

Large-eddy simulation


Sinisa Krajnovic

Chalmers, Institutionen för termo- och fluiddynamik

Lars Davidson

Chalmers, Institutionen för termo- och fluiddynamik

Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements



Strömningsmekanik och akustik

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