Effects of leading edge geometry on the flow around elongated bluff bodies

Zachary J. Taylor, Gregory A. Kopp, Roi Gurka

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Abstract

We perform three-dimensional pressure experiments on elongated bluff bodies at Re=5x104. The results show unexpected trends in the aerodynamic loading of these bodies. To explain these trends, we analyze the three-dimensionality of the flow at various locations on each body as well as details of the wake recirculation region. The importance of the balance between leading and trailing edge flows is emphasized by these results and evidence of synchronization between the flow at these two locations is presented.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011
Event7th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2011 - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 28 Jul 201131 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference7th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2011
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityOttawa
Period28/07/1131/07/11

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