Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19184.108.40.2063
Title & Authors
Simulation of Three-Dimensional Turbulent Flows around an Ahmed Body-Evaluation of Turbulence Models- Myeong, Hyeon-Guk; Jin, Eun-Ju; Park, Hui-Gyeong;
A numerical simulation has been carried out for three-dimensional turbulent flows around an Ahmed body. The Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equation is solved with the SIMPLE method in general curvilinear coordinates system. Several k-.epsilon. turbulence models with two convective difference schemes are evaluated for the performance such as drag coefficient, velocity and pressure fields. The drag coefficient, the velocity and pressure fields are found to be changed considerably with the adopted k-.epsilon. turbulence models as well as the finite difference schemes. The results of simulation prove that the RNG k-.epsilon. model with the QUICK scheme predicts fairly well the tendency of velocity and pressure fields and gives more reliable drag coefficient. It is also demonstrated that the large difference between simulations and experiment in the drag coefficient is due to relatively high predicted values of pressure drag from vertical rear end base.