Imperial College London

ProfessorSpencerSherwin

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Professor of Computational Fluid Mechanics
 
 
 
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313BCity and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Serson:2017:10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.01.013,
author = {Serson, D and Meneghini, JR and Sherwin, SJ},
doi = {10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.01.013},
journal = {Computers & Fluids},
pages = {117--124},
title = {Direct numerical simulations of the flow around wings with spanwise waviness at a very low Reynolds number},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.01.013},
volume = {146},
year = {2017}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Inspired by the pectoral flippers of the humpback whale, the use of spanwise waviness in the leading edge has been considered in the literature as a possible way of improving the aerodynamic performance of wings. In this paper, we present an investigation based on direct numerical simulations of the flow around infinite wavy wings with a NACA0012 profile, at a Reynolds number Re=1000Re=1000. The simulations were carried out using the Spectral/hp Element Method, with a coordinate system transformation employed to treat the waviness of the wing. Several combinations of wavelength and amplitude were considered, showing that for this value of Re the waviness leads to a reduction in the lift-to-drag ratio (L/D), associated with a suppression of the fluctuating lift coefficient. These changes are associated with a regime where the flow remains attached behind the peaks of the leading edge while there are distinct regions of flow separation behind the troughs, and a physical mechanism explaining this behaviour is proposed.
AU - Serson,D
AU - Meneghini,JR
AU - Sherwin,SJ
DO - 10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.01.013
EP - 124
PY - 2017///
SN - 0045-7930
SP - 117
TI - Direct numerical simulations of the flow around wings with spanwise waviness at a very low Reynolds number
T2 - Computers & Fluids
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2017.01.013
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/44058
VL - 146
ER -