Wall Modeled Large-Eddy Simulations in Rotating Systems for Applications to Turbine Blade Internal Cooling
Song, Keun Min
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Large-Eddy Simulations (LES or wall-resolved LES, WRLES) has been used extensively in capturing the physics of anisotropic turbulent flows. However, near wall turbulent scales in the inner layer in wall bounded flows makes it unfeasible for large Reynolds numbers due to grid requirements. This study evaluates the use of a wall model for LES (WMLES) on a channel with rotation at ã Reã _b = 34,000 from ã Roã _b = 0 to 0.38, non-staggered 90Â° ribbed duct with rotation at ã Reã _b = 20,000 from ã Roã _b = 0 to 0.70, stationary 45Â° staggered ribbed duct at ã Reã _b = 49,000, and two-pass smooth duct with a U-bend at ã Reã _b = 25,000 for ã Roã _b = 0 to 0.238 against WRLES and experimental data. In addition, for the two-pass smooth duct with a U-bend simulations, the synthetic eddy method (SEM) is used to artificially generate eddies at the inlet based on given flow characteristics. It is presented that WMLES captures the effects of Coriolis forces and predicts mean heat transfer augmentation ratios reasonably well for all simulations. The alleviated grid resolution for these simulations indicates significant reductions in resources, specifically, by a factor of 10-20 in non-staggered 90Â° ribbed duct simulations. The combined effects of density ratio, Coriolis forces, with SEM for the inlet turbulence, capture the general trends in heat transfer in and after the bend.
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