Comparisons between LES and wind tunnel hot-wire measurements of a NACA 0015 airfoil

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Abstract

Large-eddy simulations (LES) are carried out for flow over a NACA 0015 airfoil at AoA = 8o and chord based Reynolds number of 1.71106. To accurately simulate the complex flow at the suction side of the airfoil, a reasonably large number of grid points are required. The computational mesh is constructed in a wind tunnel similar as the condition where the experiments were carried out. The goal of this study is to validate the LES model against detailed measurements. The simulations are performed with in-house EllipSys3D code on high performance computers. Numerical study are focused on the stability and accuracy of the LES simulations on various mesh configurations. The spanwise grid spacing was found important to produce correct flow disturbance along the airfoil span, which further affects the turbulent energy distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EWEA 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition
Number of pages8
PublisherEuropean Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Publication date2012
Pages975-982
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEWEC 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 16 Apr 201219 Apr 2012
http://events.ewea.org/annual2012/

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ConferenceEWEC 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period16/04/201219/04/2012
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