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Ingenius. Revista de Ciencia y Tecnología

On-line version ISSN 1390-860XPrint version ISSN 1390-650X


TOLENTINO MASGO, San Luis B.. Evaluación de modelos de turbulencia para el flujo de aire en una tobera plana. Ingenius [online]. 2019, n.22, pp.25-37. ISSN 1390-860X.

In gas flows at supersonic speeds, shock waves, flow separation and turbulence are produced due to sudden changes in pressure. The behavior of the compressible flow can be studied by experimental equipment or by numerical methods with codes of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD). In the present work, the air flow is simulated in a 2D computational domain with the ANSYS-Fluent code version 12.1 for the geometry of a planar nozzle, using the Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equation, with the objective of evaluating five turbulence models: SST , standard, standard, of transition and RSM. Numerical results of static pressure profiles were obtained for the walls of the nozzle and of the shock wave forms in the flow field, for two conditions of pressure ratios rp = 2, 008 and rp = 3, 413, which were compared with the experimental data of Hunter’s work. It is concluded that the numerical results obtained with the turbulence model SST of Menter (1994) are more adjusted to the experimental data of static pressure and shock wave forms.

Keywords : Air flow; turbulence models; Shock wave; Static pressure; Planar nozzle; supersonic speed.

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