Numerical Study of the Flow Around \(25^{\circ }\) Ahmed Bodies with Hybrid Turbulence Models

  • F. DelassauxEmail author
  • I. Mortazavi
  • V. Herbert
  • C. Ribes
Conference paper
Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 25)


The aim of this work is to explore the efficiency of different improved Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and hybrid LES/RANS approaches to study the external aerodynamics related to ground vehicles. These computational techniques should be able to build a bridge between accuracy and robustness in order to compute complex high Reynolds number bluff-body flows like ground vehicle flows. Bluff body flows are characterized by separated regions, containing wide spectra of turbulent scales. These regions, especially in the wake behind the body, are responsible for the main part of the drag forces. An accurate computation of these areas is a difficult task.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Delassaux
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. Mortazavi
    • 1
  • V. Herbert
    • 2
  • C. Ribes
    • 2
  1. 1.Equipe M2N, CNAM ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.Groupe PSAVelizy-VillacoublayFrance

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