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Title: Testing some alpha-models of turbulence on wing profiles
Authors: Moreno, Miguel A.
González, Begoña 
Enríquez, Vicente
Déniz, Fabián A. 
Aguasca, Ricardo 
Winter, Gabriel 
UNESCO Clasification: 1206 Análisis numérico
120326 Simulación
Keywords: Navier-Stokes equations
Numerical simulation of turbulence
Design airfoil
Issue Date: 2013
Journal: Solid State Phenomena 
Abstract: In this paper some numerical simulations of the Navier-Stokes Equations (NSE) to test the novel NS-alpha and NS-omega turbulence models [1, 2], which conserve energy, enstrophy, and helicity, are presented. These algorithms verify more conservation properties than other implementations of the NSE, however their rotational form [3] makes the scaling study of the coupling between the velocity and pressure errors with respect to the Reynolds number, a very interesting research line. Nowadays we are designing a wing profile in the context of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) on incompressible flow conditions [4]. First a genetic algorithm (GA) is used to obtain the optimized design geometry and then the NS-alpha and NS-omega turbulence models are run to study its performance for different attack angles. The GA objective function evaluates the general potential theory of each wing section considered, because that requires less computational cost than the alternative of solving the NSE, and a wing design method proposed in [5] is applied. Thus the optimized design geometry was found by evaluating the potential flow of all candidate solutions generated from the selection, crossover and mutation operators in each GA iteration. It takes the order of hundreds of simulations per iteration to evaluate all candidate solutions. Summarizing, two practical applications for a UAV are presented: the optimized design of an airfoil for environmental purposes, named CEANI airfoil, and the application of relevant turbulence models as NS-alpha and NS-omega in order to evaluate with accuracy the lift, drag and maximum angle of attack.
ISBN: 9783037856376
ISSN: 1012-0394
DOI: 10.4028/
Source: Solid State Phenomena [ISSN 1012-0394],v. 198, p. 243-247
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