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Numerical Study Of Skin Friction Reduction Mechanisms Downstream Of A Skin Friction Device Beneath A Boundary Layer

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMO940041

Volume

5

Pages

11

Published

1994

Size

1,072 kb

Author(s)

M.R. Rattan, J. Ouazzani & B.E. Forestier

Abstract

Numerical study of skin friction reduction mechanisms downstream of a skin friction device beneath a boundary layer M.R. Rattan," J. Ouazzani* & B.E. Forestier" "Institut de Mecanique des Fluides de UUniversite d'Aix-Marseille II, 1 Rue Honorat, 13003 Marseille, France ^Arcofluid, I.M.T., Technopole de ChdteaU'Gombert, 13451 Marseille, Cedex 13, France ABSTRACT A numerical study was performed in order to understand the mechanisms leading to skin friction reduction appearance due to large eddy break-up (LEBU). Specifically, the skin friction reduction device constituted of either one or two thick rectangular plates. The chord-to-thickness of a plate is 3, and the value of the Reynolds number based on the plate's chord is constant and equal to 1C)4. The problem is numerically treated by the resolution of Navier-Stokes equations for a laminar unsteady flow using a finite volume technique [1]. 1. INTRODUCTION Interest in reducing the drag of aerodyn

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