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Simulation of the Flow Over a Flat Dimpled Plate

Abstract Passive flow control achieved by surface dimpling can be an effective strategy for reducing drag around bluff bodies - an example of substantial popular interest being the flow around a golf ball. While the general effect of dimples causing a delay of boundary layer separation is well known, the mechanisms contributing to this phenomena are subtle and not thoroughly understood. Numerical models offer a powerful approach for studying drag reduction, however simulation strategies are challenged by complex geometries, and in applications the introduction of ad hoc turbulence models which introduce additional uncertainty. These and other factors provide much of the motivation for the current study, which focused on the numerical simulations of ... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Mode, Jeffrey Michael (Author) / Squires, Kyle (Advisor) / Herrmann, Marcus (Committee member) / Huang, Huei-Ping (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 107 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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