This paper presents the results of a numerical study on the predictive capabilities of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and hybrid RANS/LES methods for heat transfer, mean velocity, and turbulence in a fundamental trailing edge slot. The geometry represents a landless slot (two-dimensional wall jet) with adjustable slot lip thickness. The reference experimental data taken from the publications of Kacker and Whitelaw [1] [2] [3] [4] contains the adiabatic wall effectiveness together with the velocity and the Reynolds-stress profiles for various blowing ratios and slot lip thicknesses. The simulations were conducted at three different lip thickness and several blowing ratio values. The comparison with the experimental data shows a general advantage of LES and hybrid RANS/LES methods against unsteady RANS. The predictive capability of the tested LES models (dynamic ksgs-equation [5] and WALE [6]) was comparable. The Improved Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation (IDDES) hybrid method [7] also shows satisfactory agreement with the experimental data. In addition to the described baseline investigations, the influence of the inlet turbulence boundary conditions and their implication for the initial mixing layer and heat transfer development were studied for both LES and IDDES.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.