2006 Volume 49 Issue 163 Pages 31-39
The objectives of this study are to assess the accuracy of CFD codes, investigate the effect of turbulence models as applied to the flow around high-lift devices, and increase the knowledge for computing this kind of flow. CFD validation is conducted for a two-element airfoil and compared with a wind tunnel test to predict the aerodynamic forces, including the maximum lift and the stall angle. Sensitivity to grid density and influence of the grid extent are investigated. Four RANS codes with the same turbulence model are tested and computational results are compared with each other. Three commonly used turbulence models implemented in a CFD code are applied to investigate the effects of turbulence models for this kind of high-lift flow.