Published in 28th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference: Chicago, Illinois, June 1, 2010.
This paper will explore the methods and techniques necessary to perform a more accurate CFD validation of experimental results. The methods and techniques used will be validated against experimental wind tunnel data of a 2D high lift airfoil with a 3D engine performed by Georgia Tech Research Institute. Preliminary results showed that computational methods over predict the lift and drag coefficient, while still showing very similar trends in CL and CD. To further improve the preliminary results and the predictive capabilities, different turbulence models will be investigated. Results of this validation will assist in determining the appropriate turbulence models, boundary conditions, mesh characteristics and other CFD modeling techniques necessary to capture complicated flow physics associated with the coupling of circulation control wings and engine exhaust flows.