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Title: Boundary Layer Transition Models for Naval Applications: Capabilities and Limitations

Abstract

We describe the implementation of several recently developed boundary layer transition models into the overset computational fluid dynamics code, REX, developed at the University of Iowa, together with an evaluation of its capabilities and limitations for naval hydrodynamics applications. Models based on correlations and on amplification factor transport were implemented in one- and two-equation Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes turbulence models, including modifications to operate in crossflow. Extensive validation of the transition models implemented in REX is performed for several 2- and 3-dimensional geometries of naval relevance. Standard tests with extensive available experimental data include flat plates in zero pressure gradient, an airfoil, and sickle wing. More complex test cases include the propeller, P4119, with some experimental data available, and the generic submersible, Joubert BB2, with no relevant experimental data available, to validate the transition models. Finally, simulations for these last two cases show that extensive regions of laminar flow can be present on the bodies at laboratory scale and field scale for small vessels, and the potential effects on resistance and propulsion can be significant.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
OSTI Identifier:
1649539
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; N00014-17-1-2293
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Ship Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 63; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-4502
Publisher:
One Petro
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; computational fluid dynamics; boundary layer transition; naval flows

Citation Formats

Kim, Dongyoung, Kim, Yagin, Li, Jiajia, Wilson, Robert V., Martin, J. Ezequiel, and Carrica, Pablo M.. Boundary Layer Transition Models for Naval Applications: Capabilities and Limitations. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.5957/josr.09180066.
Kim, Dongyoung, Kim, Yagin, Li, Jiajia, Wilson, Robert V., Martin, J. Ezequiel, & Carrica, Pablo M.. Boundary Layer Transition Models for Naval Applications: Capabilities and Limitations. United States. https://doi.org/10.5957/josr.09180066
Kim, Dongyoung, Kim, Yagin, Li, Jiajia, Wilson, Robert V., Martin, J. Ezequiel, and Carrica, Pablo M.. Sun . "Boundary Layer Transition Models for Naval Applications: Capabilities and Limitations". United States. https://doi.org/10.5957/josr.09180066. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1649539.
@article{osti_1649539,
title = {Boundary Layer Transition Models for Naval Applications: Capabilities and Limitations},
author = {Kim, Dongyoung and Kim, Yagin and Li, Jiajia and Wilson, Robert V. and Martin, J. Ezequiel and Carrica, Pablo M.},
abstractNote = {We describe the implementation of several recently developed boundary layer transition models into the overset computational fluid dynamics code, REX, developed at the University of Iowa, together with an evaluation of its capabilities and limitations for naval hydrodynamics applications. Models based on correlations and on amplification factor transport were implemented in one- and two-equation Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes turbulence models, including modifications to operate in crossflow. Extensive validation of the transition models implemented in REX is performed for several 2- and 3-dimensional geometries of naval relevance. Standard tests with extensive available experimental data include flat plates in zero pressure gradient, an airfoil, and sickle wing. More complex test cases include the propeller, P4119, with some experimental data available, and the generic submersible, Joubert BB2, with no relevant experimental data available, to validate the transition models. Finally, simulations for these last two cases show that extensive regions of laminar flow can be present on the bodies at laboratory scale and field scale for small vessels, and the potential effects on resistance and propulsion can be significant.},
doi = {10.5957/josr.09180066},
journal = {Journal of Ship Research},
number = 4,
volume = 63,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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