The figure depicts a model of a swimmer"s hand inside a wind tunnel
The simulation was carried out in ANSYS Fluent to analyze the aerodynamic parameters and see the effect of large blockage ratio on them (lift and drag)
Velocity inlet of 15m/s and zero pressure outlet was used along with wall BC's
The results were compared with experimentation done in the wind tunnel with the same setup. Wall shear stress contours clearly show the regions of high shear stress. The project was especially important because the blockage effect of the unsymmetrical shape ( a hand) was analyzed.