Using the V-Sphere Code for the passive scalar in the wake of a bluff body

Y. Obikane, T. Nemoto, K. Ogura, M. Iwata, K. Ono

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The objective of this research was to find the diffusion properties of vehicles on the road by using the V-Sphere Code. The diffusion coefficient and the size of the height of the wake were estimated with the LES option and the third order MUSCL scheme. We evaluated the code with the changes in the moments of Reynolds Stress along the mean streamline. The results show that at the leading part of a bluff body the LES has some advantages over the RNS since the changes in the strain rates are larger for the leading part. We estimated that the diffusion coefficient with the computed Reynolds stress (non-dimensional) was about 0.96 times the mean velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-861
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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