Numerical Study of a Flap Rudder Based on Turbulence Model LES
The flap rudder flow field at Re 1.4×106 is calculated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method. Large eddy simulation (LES) turbulence model is adopted. The results shows that boundary layer separation phenomenon appears in flap after the gap, and as angle of flap (AOF) is increased, the separation tends to asymmetry, the pressure fluctuation range is becomes higher. There is no eddy in gap when AOF is 0°, but as AOF increases, the eddy in gap appears because of the pressure difference between two sides of the rudder.
Xingui He, Ertian Hua, Yun Lin and Xiaozhu Liu
S. G. Wu and H. Liu, "Numerical Study of a Flap Rudder Based on Turbulence Model LES", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 88-89, pp. 240-243, 2011