Assessment of Flow Control using Passive Devices around Bluff Bodies

  • Ankush Raina
  • Akhil Khajuria
Keywords: Bluff Body, Passive devices, Drag coefficient


This article presents a review study on the experimental investigation of aerodynamic force on a car like bluff bodies along with the simulations using different turbulence models used in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). The aim of the study is to find a useful method for the better design of a car body. It was observed that combination of wind tunnel experiments and CFD computation can lead to better aerodynamic design. Significant reduction in coefficient of the lift and drag for a car model were found when a more streamlined body design was adopted. Appropriate change in the slant angle for the car body can significantly reduce the fuel consumption. Also, the use of simulations in combination with the experimental observations helps in predicting the flow behavior more accurately.


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Ankush Raina, & Akhil Khajuria. (2018). Assessment of Flow Control using Passive Devices around Bluff Bodies. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 5(1), 1-5. Retrieved from