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LES of a Flying Bee with LBM Using OpenLB – Simulations in Process Engineering

The OpenLBee showcase illustrates a bee at a realistic Reynolds number in its landing approach. The bee was placed in a rectangular flow domain. The flow is driven by a velocity inlet and a pressure outlet boundary condition, while for the other plane of the box a symmetry conditions is set. An LES-LBM turbulence scheme is used and a wall model is applied to deal with the boundary layer separation of the thin wings in an efficient way. For the visualization Blender was used.

Data and Simulation: Jonathan Jeppener-Haltenhoff
Visualization: Daniel Krug