CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.92, no.10, pp.1141-1148, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
This paper presents the results of a numerical study on flow characteristics over circular, square, and diamond cross-sectional cylinders. Investigations are performed in a two-dimensional domain using the finite volume discretization method solver for Reynolds number, Re = 20 000. Unsteady Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes equations with Spalart-Allmaras turbulence model have been used as a turbulence closure. After the validation of the simulations with the available experimental data from the open literature, global characteristics of the flow field around different shaped cylinders near the wall have been presented. Effects of wall proximity on cylinders are investigated for four different gap width (G) to cylinder width (D) ratios.