HELP! TURBULENCE ke OR komega TURBULENCE MODEL?
Hello Fluent Users again? I have one short question (according to my previous email 2 days ago): Is it possible to simulate CORRECT simulation of steady incompressible air flow around circular cylinder with the aid of mentioned keps or komega turbulence model in FLUENT (v.6.0.20). I can't get correct static pressure distribution on the back side of cylinder (2D or 3D). Diameter of cyl=10mm and Re=1E+3 to 1E+5 (in func. of cyl diameter). Can anybody help me? Thanks in advance.

Re: HELP! TURBULENCE ke OR komega TURBULENCE MOD
I feel the flow will become unsteady at these reynolds  10^5! Please check it!

Re: HELP! TURBULENCE ke OR komega TURBULENCE MOD
I've got a feeling that unsteady vortex shedding (Von Karmen vortex street), occurs at a much lower than Rn = 10^5. Best to check in a good fluid dynamics text.
The first thing I think of with regard to problems like these is fine grids and lots of small time steps and a turbulence model which is not ke, but possibly kw. James 
Re: HELP! TURBULENCE ke OR komega TURBULENCE MOD
Thanks for your help, but it dosn't solved my problem. Have you got any other ideas to solve my problem. Thanks in advance.

Re: HELP! TURBULENCE ke OR komega TURBULENCE MOD
Hi,
There is a limit for a keps or komega turbulent model used to predict flow with strong vortex like your case. However RNGkeps will be better than keps in this case. If it is possible, you can try RSM turbulent model or LES simulation, results will be more close to your experience. Hope it will giave you little help. Mark 
Re: HELP! TURBULENCE ke OR komega TURBULENCE MOD
I have met the same problem before. In predicting pressure and heat transfer cofficient on surface cann't get satisfy result.

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