We report a Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of the flow around a rectangular cylinder with a chord-to-thickness ratio B/D=5 and Reynolds number Re=3000. Global and single-point statistics are analysed with particular attention to those relevant for industrial applications such as the behaviour of the mean pressure coefficient and of its variance. The mean and turbulent flow is also assessed. Three main recirculating regions are found and their dimensions and turbulence levels are characterized. The analysis extends also to the asymptotic recovery of the equilibrium conditions for self-similarity in the fully developed wake. Finally, by means of two-point statistics, the main unsteadinesses and the strong anisotropy of the flow are highlighted. The overall aim is to shed light on the main physical mechanisms driving the complex behaviour of separating and reattaching flows. Furthermore, we provide well-converged statistics not affected by turbulence modelling and mesh resolution issues. Hence, the present results can also be used to quantify the influence of numerical and modelling inaccuracies on relevant statistics for the applications.

Direct numerical simulation of the flow around a rectangular cylinder at a moderately high Reynolds number / Cimarelli, Andrea; Leonforte, Adriano; Angeli, Diego. - In: JOURNAL OF WIND ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL AERODYNAMICS. - ISSN 0167-6105. - 174:(2018), pp. 39-49. [10.1016/j.jweia.2017.12.020]

Direct numerical simulation of the flow around a rectangular cylinder at a moderately high Reynolds number

Cimarelli, Andrea;Leonforte, Adriano;Angeli, Diego
2018

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We report a Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of the flow around a rectangular cylinder with a chord-to-thickness ratio B/D=5 and Reynolds number Re=3000. Global and single-point statistics are analysed with particular attention to those relevant for industrial applications such as the behaviour of the mean pressure coefficient and of its variance. The mean and turbulent flow is also assessed. Three main recirculating regions are found and their dimensions and turbulence levels are characterized. The analysis extends also to the asymptotic recovery of the equilibrium conditions for self-similarity in the fully developed wake. Finally, by means of two-point statistics, the main unsteadinesses and the strong anisotropy of the flow are highlighted. The overall aim is to shed light on the main physical mechanisms driving the complex behaviour of separating and reattaching flows. Furthermore, we provide well-converged statistics not affected by turbulence modelling and mesh resolution issues. Hence, the present results can also be used to quantify the influence of numerical and modelling inaccuracies on relevant statistics for the applications.
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Direct numerical simulation of the flow around a rectangular cylinder at a moderately high Reynolds number / Cimarelli, Andrea; Leonforte, Adriano; Angeli, Diego. - In: JOURNAL OF WIND ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL AERODYNAMICS. - ISSN 0167-6105. - 174:(2018), pp. 39-49. [10.1016/j.jweia.2017.12.020]
Cimarelli, Andrea; Leonforte, Adriano; Angeli, Diego
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