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Sustainable Energy. 2014, 2(4), 126-133
DOI: 10.12691/rse-2-4-2
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Study of the Reynolds Number Effect on the Aerodynamic Structure around an Obstacle with Inclined Roof

Slah Driss1, Zied Driss1, and Imen Kallel Kammoun1

1Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), Univrsity of Sfax, Sfax, TUNISIA

Pub. Date: August 13, 2014

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Slah Driss, Zied Driss and Imen Kallel Kammoun. Study of the Reynolds Number Effect on the Aerodynamic Structure around an Obstacle with Inclined Roof. Sustainable Energy. 2014; 2(4):126-133. doi: 10.12691/rse-2-4-2


In this work, we are interested on the study of the Reynolds number effect on the aerodynamic structure around an obstacle with inclined roof. Different Reynolds numbers equals to Re=2666, Re=10666, Re=24000 and Re=32000 are particularly considered. The software "SolidWorks Flow Simulation" has been used to present the local characteristics. The numerical model considered is based on the resolution of the Navier-Stokes equations in conjunction with the standard k-ε turbulence model. These equations were solved by a finite volume discretization method. The numerical model is validated with experimental results conducted on an open wind tunnel equipped by an adequate model.

CFD modeling airflow obstacle inclined roof wind tunnel

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