Numerical investigation of flow on NACA4412 aerofoil with different aspect ratios

Demir H., Özden M., GENÇ M. S., Çaǧdaş M.

10th International Conference on Experimental Fluid Mechanics, EFM 2015, Prague, Czech Republic, 17 - 20 November 2015, vol.114, no.1 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 114
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/epjconf/201611402016
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


© 2016 Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences.In this study, the flow over NACA4412 was investigated both numerically and experimentally at a different Reynolds numbers. The experiments were carried out in a low speed wind tunnel with various angles of attack and different Reynolds numbers (25000 and 50000). Airfoil was manufactured using 3D printer with a various aspect ratios (AR = 1 and AR = 3). Smoke-wire and oil flow visualization methods were used to visualize the surface flow patterns. NACA4412 aerofoil was designed by using SOLIDWORKS. The structural grid of numerical model was constructed by ANSYS ICEM CFD meshing software. Furthermore, ANSYS FLUENT™ software was used to perform numerical calculations. The numerical results were compared with experimental results. Bubble formation was shown in CFD streamlines and smoke-wire experiments at z / c = 0.4. Furthermore, bubble shrunk at z / c = 0.2 by reason of the effects of tip vortices in both numerical and experimental studies. Consequently, it was seen that there was a good agreement between numerical and experimental results.