Thompson, David S.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Computational investigations were carried out to evaluate the effectiveness and usability of hybrid RANS/LES techniques for predicting the unsteady separated flow over wings with ice accretion. RANS and hybrid RANS/LES computations were performed using the viscous flow solver CHEM with the SST turbulence model. Two configurations were considered during the study: an extruded wing with a glaze-ice shape and a swept wing with a simulated glaze-ice accretion. Hybrid RANS/LES results, in general, predict a less active shear layer ``roll up' than seen in the experimental data. Qualitative improvements are seen in the hybrid RANS/LES results over corresponding RANS results. The extruded wing results show that the CHEM hybrid RANS/LES results are similar to the AVUS DES results. The use of preconditioning and a different turbulent model in CHEM showed a slight improvement in results.
Varma, Mithun, "Rans And Hybrid Rans/Les Computations For Three-Dimensional Wings With Ice Accretion" (2006). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3716.