LBM modelling unsteady flow past and through permeable diamond-shaped cylinders: Effects of aspect ratios and Darcy numbers

Yingchun Zhang, Nesrin Ozalp, Gongnan Xie

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the unsteady flow past through a permeable diamond-shaped cylinder and to study the effects of the aspect ratios and Darcy numbers of the cylinder. Design/methodology/approach: The lattice Boltzmann method with D2Q9 lattice model was used to simulate the unsteady flow through permeable diamond-shaped cylinders. The present numerical method is validated against the available data. Findings: The key findings are that increasing the permeability enhances the suppression of vortex shedding, and that the Strouhal number is directly proportion to the Darcy number, Reynolds number and the aspect ratio of the porous cylinder. Originality/value: The present study considers unsteady laminar flow past through single permeable diamond-shaped cylinder. According to the authors’ knowledge, very few studies have been found in this field. The present findings are novel and original, which in turn can attract wide attention and citations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3472-3497
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51676163), the National 111 Project (B18041) and the Fundamental Research Funds of Shenzhen City (JCYJ20170306155153048).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.

Keywords

  • Aspect ratio
  • Diamond-shaped cylinder
  • Lattice Boltzmann method
  • Permeability
  • Unsteady flow

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