Simulating Vortex Wakes of Flapping Plates
We compare different models to simulate two-dimensional vortex wakes behind oscillating plates. In particular, we compare solutions using a vortex sheet model and the simpler Brown–Michael model to solutions of the full Navier–Stokes equations obtained using a penalization method. The goal is to determine whether simpler models can be used to obtain good approximations to the form of the wake and the induced forces on the body.
Key wordsSeparated shear flows vortex sheets Brown–Michael penalization method
The work of AY and EK is supported by the NSF CAREER award CMMI 06-44925 and the grant CCF08-11480.
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