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Numerical analysis of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D wall mounted fence


Barbaca, L and Pearce, BW and Brandner, PA, Numerical analysis of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D wall mounted fence, Ocean Engineering, 141 pp. 143-153. ISSN 0029-8018 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.06.018


Ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D wall mounted fence is numerically investigated using a viscous approach. An implicit unsteady compressible solver was used with a RANS k−ω SST turbulence model and VOF approach to capture the cavity interface. The simulations were carried out for a fixed fence height based Froude number and constant outlet pressure. Cavity topology, wall pressure distributions and the resulting hydrodynamic forces were determined as a function of ventilation rate, degree of fence immersion in the oncoming wall boundary layer and degree of confinement of the flow domain. It was found that with an increase in ventilation rate, lift increases and drag decreases resulting in a greater hydrodynamic efficiency (lift to drag ratio) of the fence-wall system. With increase in immersion of the fence in the boundary layer, both lift and drag decreased, while the lift to drag ratio increased. Variation in the degree of confinement had a large influence on the flow, with the reduction in lift and hydrodynamic efficiency observed for the more confined conditions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ventilated cavity, wall mounted fence, CFD
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Transport equipment
Objective Field:Nautical equipment
UTAS Author:Barbaca, L (Dr Luka Barbaca)
UTAS Author:Pearce, BW (Dr Bryce Pearce)
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
ID Code:117608
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-06-20
Last Modified:2018-04-19

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