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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2015, 3(3A), 9-14
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-3-3A-2
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Computer Simulation of the Aerodynamic Structure of an Arched Roof Obstacle and Validation with Anterior Results

Slah Driss1, Zied Driss1, and Imen Kallel Kammoun1

1Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), B.P. 1173, Road Soukra km 3.5, 3038 Sfax, TUNISIA

Pub. Date: July 13, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluid Flow and Thermo-Mechanics Engineering)

Cite this paper:
Slah Driss, Zied Driss and Imen Kallel Kammoun. Computer Simulation of the Aerodynamic Structure of an Arched Roof Obstacle and Validation with Anterior Results. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2015; 3(3A):9-14. doi: 10.12691/ajme-3-3A-2


The present paper is dedicated to the numerical simulation of the aerodynamic structure of an arched roof obstacle with a height h=63 mm and a length L2=118 mm. The governing equations of mass and momentum in conjunction with the standard k-ε turbulence model are solved using the software "Solid Works Flow Simulation". A finite volume discretization is used. The numerical results are validated with anterior results developed in a wind tunnel. The numerical simulations agreed reasonably with the experimental results and the numerical model was validated.

CFD turbulent flow aerodynamic structure arched roof

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