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Aerodynamic Effects of Uniform Blowing and Suction on a NACA4412 Airfoil

Atzori, Marco; Vinuesa, Ricardo; Fahland, Georg ORCID iD icon 1; Stroh, Alexander 1; Gatti, Davide 1; Frohnapfel, Bettina ORCID iD icon 1; Schlatter, Philipp
1 Institut für Strömungsmechanik (ISTM), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


We carried out high-fielity large-eddy simulations (LES) to investigate the effects of uniform blowing and uniform suction on the aerodynamic efficiency of a NACA4412 airfoil at the moderate Reynolds number based on chord length and incoming velocity of Rec = 200; 000. We found that uniform blowing applied at the suction side reduces the aerodynamics efficiency, while uniform suction increases it. This result is due to the combined impact of blowing and suction on skin friction, pressure drag and lift. When applied to the pressure side, uniform blowing improves aerodynamic efficiency. The Reynolds-number dependence of the relative contributions of pressure and friction to the total drag for the reference
case is analysed via Reynolds-averaged Navier{Stokes (RANS) simulations up to Rec = 10; 000; 000. The results suggest that our conclusions on the control effect can tentatively be extended to a broader range of Reynolds numbers.

Preprint §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000119087
Veröffentlicht am 23.11.2020
DOI: 10.1007/s10494-020-00135-z
Zitationen: 40
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Strömungsmechanik (ISTM)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1386-6184, 1573-1987
KITopen-ID: 1000119087
Erschienen in Flow, turbulence and combustion
Verlag Springer-Verlag
Band 105
Seiten 735–759
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 23.04.2020
Schlagwörter Active ow control, Turbulence simulation, Wing section, Aerodynamics
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