A simple method for obtaining the correct pressure coefficient at the windward frontal corner of the bluff body

Ye Gao, Wan Ki Chow

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While RANS was used with numerical results, the appearance of kmax at the sharp corner was the seriously incorrect result at the upwind frontal sharp corners, which also would lead to the mean pressure coefficient cp overestimating calculations and not having separation or just little separation at the top of the cube. In this paper, previous works and comprehensive studies are discussed. In-depth investigations of this problem are carried out and a simple method for improvements is proposed by changing the nets near the windward frontal corner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE-VII
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE-VII - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 8 Nov 200912 Nov 2009


Conference7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE-VII


  • Flowfield
  • Pressure coefficient
  • Turbulent kinetic energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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