Vortex dynamics and elliptical structure wake interaction in the proximity of wall using 2-D RANS simulation

H. S. Arunkumar, Chidanand Mangrulkar, Trushar Gohil

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The 2-D numerical study is performed to analyses the flow characteristic behind the elliptical structure placed near the wall for three different gap ratios as 0.25, 0.5, and 1.0. Computational domain and model is initially validated with the unbounded flow over a cylinder without considering wall effect for Reynolds number of 3900. For flow over the cylinder with near wall, computational domain is modelled as Blasius profile is the input to the area of interest. At different gap ratios the effect of boundary layer on vortex shedding is studied with Reynolds number of 1440. By applying different turbulent model for analysis, study the variation in the results and suggest the suitable model for the present type of study. It has been observed that the wall effect is predominant in case of the gap ratio of 0.25 as compared to other gap ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04018
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 09-01-2018
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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