Numerical Solution of the Flow Field Around a Prolate Spheroid

Yüca E., Kavsaoǧlu M. Ş.

9th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ICMAE 2018, Budapest, Hungary, 10 - 13 July 2018, pp.451-456 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icmae.2018.8467677
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.451-456
  • Keywords: k-epsilon, k-omega, Navier Stokes, prolate spheroid
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: No


© 2018 IEEE.The flow field around a 6:1 prolate spheroid is numerically solved. The freestream velocity is 45 m/s. The angle between the principal axis of the prolate spheroid and the free flow direction is 30 degrees. Reynolds number based on length is 6.7 million. The k-omega and k-epsilon turbulence models are applied for two different solution meshes. The present numerical results are compared with the available experimental data.