Volume 16, 2007CEMRACS 2005 - Computational Aeroacoustics and Computational Fluid Dynamics in Turbulent Flows
|Page(s)||89 - 113|
|Published online||02 March 2007|
Towards Hybrid LES-RANS-Coupling for Complex Flows with Separation
Institute of Fluid Mechanics, University of Erlangen–Nürnberg, Cauerstr. 4, D–91058 Erlangen, Germany.
2 Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides CNRS UMR 6598, Nantes, France.
The paper is concerned with a new hybrid LES–RANS approach, which splits up the simulation into a near–wall RANS part and an outer LES part, both modes relying on a one–equation model for the turbulent kinetic energy. This model has been tested on the standard plane channel flow test case as well as on the flow over a periodic arrangement of hills. Encouraging results were achieved. In an additional study based on the detached–eddy simulation (DES) concept attempts have been made to improve the accuracy of the simulation by using adaptive local grid refinement. For this purpose, a criterion based on the residual of the budget of the mean momentum equations has been studied.
Key words: Hybrid LES–RANS / Interface and Interface Criteria / Modeled and Resolved Scales / DES / Grid Refinement / Momemtum Budget
© EDP Sciences, ESAIM, 2007
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