STUDY OF MESH QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR CFD ANALYSIS OF AN AIRFOIL

  • Farah Aqilah Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Mazharul Islam Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology,Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7381-3075
  • Franjo Juretic Creative Fields Ltd., Dragutina Golika 63, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
  • Joel Guerrero DICAT, University of Genova, 1, Via Montallegro, 16145 Genova, Italy
  • David Wood Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary T2N1N4, Canada
  • Farid Nasir Ani Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
Keywords: NACA 23012, OpenFoam, CFD

Abstract

ABSTRACT:  Airfoils generate lift in engineering applications such as for airplanes, wind turbines, automotive spoilers, etc. For accurate CFD analysis of airfoils, the quality of the mesh is of paramount importance, especially when dealing with turbulent flows commonly encountered in real life applications. Currently there are different tools that are available to improve the quality of the mesh required for CFD studies. This paper describes a study to assess the significant of the quality of the mesh on CFD analyses of NACA 23012 airfoil by using selected open source tools. The turbulence is modeled using the well-known k-ω Shear Stress Transport model. For validation, results have been compared with experimental datasets which were obtained from “TAG Stuttgart #1” tunnel.

ABSTRAK: Sayap pesawat dapat menghasilkan daya angkat dalam aplikasi kejuruteraan seperti kapal terbang, turbin angin, spoiler automotif, dan sebagainya. Kualiti pada jaringan adalah amat penting bagi mendapatkan analisa CFD yang tepat pada sayap pesawat, terutamanya apabila berhadapan situasi aliran turbulen sebenar. Pada masa ini terdapat pelbagai perisian bagi meningkatkan mutu jaringan dalam kajian CFD. Kertas kerja ini membentangkan satu kajian bagi menilai kepentingan kualiti jaringan pada analisis CFD bagi sayap pesawat NACA 23012 dengan menggunakan sumber terpilih perisian terbuka. Model turbulen dibangunkan mengguna pakai model k-ω Shear Stress Transport (SST) yang terkenal. Bagi pengesahan, keputusan uji kaji telah dibandingkan dengan set data yang diperoleh dari terowong "TAG Stuttgart #1”."

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Published
2018-12-01
How to Cite
Aqilah, F., Islam, M., Juretic, F., Guerrero, J., Wood, D., & Ani, F. (2018). STUDY OF MESH QUALITY IMPROVEMENT FOR CFD ANALYSIS OF AN AIRFOIL. IIUM Engineering Journal, 19(2), 203 - 212. https://doi.org/10.31436/iiumej.v19i2.905
Section
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering