On the Low Frequency Pressure Fluctuation in a 3/4 Open Jet Automotive Wind Tunnel


1 Shanghai Automotive Wind Tunnel Center, Tongji University, Shanghai, 201804, China

2 Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom

3 Shanghai Key Lab of Vehicle Aerodynamics and Vehicle Thermal Management Systems, Shanghai, 201804, China


In the present research, a possible generation mechanism of low-frequency buffeting phenomenon based on a 1:15 open jet automotive wind tunnel was investigated. Evolution of vortex structures and pressure field in the plenum chamber have been visualized and analyzed by Large-eddy simulation (LES). It is shown that the low frequency pressure fluctuation is caused by the large-scale structures and their interaction. Multiple proper orthogonal decomposition was adopted to analyze the flow field in the plenum chamber. The characteristic frequencies of the vortex-rings after pairing is the same as the dominant resonance of buffeting at this wind velocity.