Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science,
Source : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, p.09544062211000767 (2021)
Url : https://doi.org/10.1177/09544062211000767
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2021
Abstract : The paper presents a numerical investigation on the junction flow occurring at the intersection between a wall and a protruding circular cylinder. Simulations of flow for Reynolds number (Re) in the range [125 - 20000] have been carried out using OpenFOAM, an open source CFD tool. Plots of stream tracers have been used to qualitatively characterize the flow topology as either attachment or separation based on the type of singular points, classified as nodes and saddle points. Quantitative variations of momentum flux have been applied to identify a key mechanism for the transition of topology using the relative momentum strength of the incoming and reverse flow. Effect of a thinner boundary layer has been assessed by (i) imposing a reduced wall shear stress, and (ii) increasing the Reynolds number. Features of a typical unsteady flow, in the transition regime, at Re = 20000 have been predicted using Large Eddy Simulation (LES) with a one-equation eddy viscosity sub-grid scale model. Description of the time evolution of the topology at Re = 20000 has been able to validate the one-equation model in OpenFoam as well as to further validate the key mechanism identified for topology transition.
Cite this Research Publication : R. Abhilash, Kim, K. - Y., and Dr. Anil Lal S., “Topological Investigation of Junction Flow Between Cylinder and Flat Plate”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, p. 09544062211000767, 2021.