Simulation of Benchmark Problems from NASA TME using Various Turbulence Models in OpenFOAM


Zheng GuFollow


In Spring 2020 semester and this summer, I learnt the installation and basic usage of VMware Workstation CFD software OpenFOAM. I ran a few benchmark turbulent flow simulation cases from NASA TMR ( using OpenFOAM, namely the cases of turbulent flow past flat plate, NASA hump and backward facing step. During summer, I also started to run one equation k-kl modeling for flat plate and hump cases. This independent study report provides comparison of my results with the experimental results on NASA TMR website.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission