Unstructured reynolds stress model solutions for turbulent flow around a BELL 214ST fuselage

Emre Alpman, Lyle N. Long

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Abstract

Numerical simulation of high Reynolds number turbulent flow around a Bell 214ST helicopter fuselage is performed using an unstructured mesh. The computations include an application of Reynolds Stress Model (RSM), which consists of coupling the Reynolds transport equations with the Favre averaged Navier-Stokes Equations. The resulting system of 12 coupled, non-linear partial differential equations is solved using PUMA_RSM which is an inhouse unstructured grid computational fluid dynamics code written in ANSI C++. In order to reduce the CPU time and memory requirements, parallel processing is applied with the MPI (Message Passing Interface) communication standard. Solutions are performed for an isolated fuselage at three different flow conditions and helicopter with rotors modeled using momentum theory in forward flight. Predicted pressure and drag force correlate well with the wind tunnel data and RSM is proved to be useful for turbulent flow around such a complex geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication61st Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International
Pages237-250
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event61st American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2005 - Grapevine, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2005Jun 3 2005

Publication series

NameAnnual Forum Proceedings - AHS International
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1552-2938

Other

Other61st American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2005
CountryUnited States
CityGrapevine, TX
Period6/1/056/3/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Alpman, E., & Long, L. N. (2005). Unstructured reynolds stress model solutions for turbulent flow around a BELL 214ST fuselage. In 61st Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International (pp. 237-250). (Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International; Vol. 1).