The present paper aimed for the numerical study on the flow structures behind the bluff body with different shapes. The variation of shapes like circular to elliptical was obtained by changing the major to minor axis ratio while keeping the Reynolds number constant. This numerical study was done with help of finite volume method using commercial software Ansys-Fluent at the lower subcritical Reynolds number, i.e., 5000and 10000 for comparison of different parameter variations separately. As the earlier studies reveals the significant effect of blockage ratio on flow features on circular cylinder, this work will be extended for different aspect ratio. The basic results, which are validated against the published results, shows the flow feature are highly sensitive to shape and blockage ratio even for different shapes. The mean pressure and turbulent kinetic energy for different blockage and aspect ratio is presented and found the strong interactions between them.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|State||Published - 2018|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, ICAME 2018 - Kattankulathur, India|
Duration: 22 Mar 2018 → 24 Mar 2018
- Bluff body
- Drag coefficient
- subcritical Reynolds number