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Direct numerical simulations of the flow around wings with spanwise waviness at a very low Reynolds number

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Autor(es):
Serson, D. ; Meneghini, J. R. ; Sherwin, S. J.
Número total de Autores: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: COMPUTERS & FLUIDS; v. 146, p. 117-124, MAR 26 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 7
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Inspired by the pectoral flippers of the humpback whale, the use of spanwise waviness in the leading edge has been considered in the literature as a possible way of improving the aerodynamic performance of wings. In this paper, we present an investigation based on direct numerical simulations of the flow around infinite wavy wings with a NACA0012 profile, at a Reynolds number Re = 1000. The simulations were carried out using the Spectral/hp Element Method, with a coordinate system transformation employed to treat the waviness of the wing. Several combinations of wavelength and amplitude were considered, showing that for this value of Re the waviness leads to a reduction in the lift-to-drag ratio (LID), associated with a suppression of the fluctuating lift coefficient. These changes are associated with a regime where the flow remains attached behind the peaks of the leading edge while there are distinct regions of flow separation behind the troughs, and a physical mechanism explaining this behaviour is proposed. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation
Beneficiário:Julio Romano Meneghini
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa Centros de Pesquisa em Engenharia
Processo FAPESP: 12/23493-0 - Estudo numérico de asas com bordos de ataque e de fuga ondulados
Beneficiário:Douglas Serson
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado Direto