Drag Investigation Around A Cylinder And Symmetric Airfoil In Tandem With Different Gaps And Angles Of Attack
Humam M. Salih () and
Mustafa A. Abdulhussain ()
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Humam M. Salih: Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Technology, Iraq.
Mustafa A. Abdulhussain: Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Technology, Iraq.
Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research & Developments (JMERD), 2019, vol. 42, issue 1, 26-33
A Numerical simulation for the turbulent airflow around a symmetrical airfoil (NACA 0012) adjusted in tandem with circular cylinder, the airfoil were adjusted at variable angle of attack between (5-20°) with positive clockwise inclination setting the cylinder center in front of the leading-edge centroid using the realizable K-ɛ turbulent model in the ANSYS FLUENT 17 package is performed. The effect of changing the adjusted tandem bodies’ configuration, gap (0.05-0.1) and the cylinder size variation on the flow pressure distribution and the airfoil drag coefficient were investigated. The simulation considered in free stream uniform velocity of (25 m/sec) at standard atmospheric pressure. The results showed that using a cylinder with diameter equal to leading edge diameter causes more pressure drop as the tandem gap decreased, noticing that this effect becomes more significant at a high angle of attack. A valuable reduction in drag coefficient of this configuration is achieved and it becomes more with a smaller cylinder diameter with respect to gap distance.
Keywords: symmetric airfoil; tandem cylinder; variable gap; Drag evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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