Benchmark simulations of flow past rigid bodies using an open-source, sharp interface immersed boundary method

ŞENTÜRK U. , Brunner D., Jasak H., Herzog N., Rowley C. W. , Smits A. J.

PROGRESS IN COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, cilt.19, ss.205-219, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1504/pcfd.2019.100870
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.205-219


This study reports benchmark results for a new immersed boundary method based finite-volume solver within the framework of the open-source toolbox foam-extend 3.2. The immersed boundary formulation uses a discrete forcing approach based on a weighted least squares approximation that preserves the sharpness of the boundary. Five test cases with increasing complexity are used. Results are also presented for the flow past a low-aspect-ratio plate that pitches about its leading edge at a Reynolds number of 2000. Force coefficient results are compared with available experimental and computational data. The results show that foam-extend 3.2 appears to be a promising open-source tool for solving flows with steady and unsteady immersed boundaries.