Numerical simulations of the flow around a spinning projectile in subsonic regime

Javier Garibaldi, Mario Alberto Storti, Laura Battaglia, Jorge D'Elía


The unsteady flow around a 155 mm projectile governed by the Navier-Stokes (NS) equations is numerically solved with a Large Eddy Simulation (LES) scheme, together with the Sub- Grid Scale (SGS) solved by a Smagorinsky model and the van Driest near-wall damping. The computed results are obtained in the subsonic flow regime for a viscous and incompressible Newtonian fluid in order to determine the axial drag coefficient, and they are validated against experimental data. The problem was solved by a monolithic finite element code for parallel computing on a Beowulf cluster.

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