Turbulence Models Performance Assessment for Pressure Prediction during Cylinder Water Entry
Numerical simulations of two-dimensional cylinder free droping into water are presented based on volume of fluid (VOF) method and dynamic mesh technique. Solutions with a time-accurate finite-volume method (FVM) were generated based on the unsteady compressible ensemble averaged Navier-Stokes equations for the air and the unsteady incompressible ensemble averaged Navier-Stokes equations for the water. Computed pressure histories of the cylinder were compared with experimentally measured values. The performance of various turbulence models for pressure prediction was assessed. The results indicate that Realizable k-epsilon model with Enhanced Wall Treatment is the best choice for engineering practice.
B. D. Guo et al., "Turbulence Models Performance Assessment for Pressure Prediction during Cylinder Water Entry", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 224, pp. 225-229, 2012