Modelling and simulation of turbulence subject to system rotation
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Simulation and modelling of turbulent flows under influence of streamline curvature and system rotation have been considered. Direct numerical simulations have been performed for fully developed rotating turbulent channel flow using a pseudo-spectral code. The rotation numbers considered are larger than unity. For the range of rotation numbers studied, an increase in rotation number has a damping effect on the turbulence. DNS-data obtained from previous simulations are used to perform a priori tests of different pressure-strain and dissipation rate models. Furthermore, the ideal behaviour of the coefficients of different model formulations is investigated. The main part of the modelling is focused on explicit algebraic Reynolds stress models (EARSMs). An EARSM based on a pressure strain rate model including terms that are tensorially nonlinear in the mean velocity gradients is proposed. The new model is tested for a number of flows including a high-lift aeronautics application. The linear extensions are demonstrated to have a significant effect on the predictions. Representation techniques for EARSMs based on incomplete sets of basis tensors are also considered. It is shown that a least-squares approach is favourable compared to the Galerkin method. The corresponding optimality aspects are considered and it is deduced that Galerkin based EARSMs are not optimal in a more strict sense. EARSMs derived with the least-squares method are, on the other hand, optimal in the sense that the error of the underlying implicit relation is minimized. It is further demonstrated that the predictions of the least-squares EARSMs are in significantly better agreement with the corresponding complete EARSMs when tested for fully developed rotating turbulent pipe flow.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2006. , viii, 34 p.
Trita-MEK, ISSN 0348-467X ; 2006:04
Direct numerical simulations, least-squares method, turbulence model, nonlinear modelling, system rotation, streamline curvature, high-lift aerodynamics
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-3865OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-3865DiVA: diva2:9774
2006-03-17, Sal F2, Lindstedtsvägen 26, Stockholm, 10:15
Girimaji, Sharath, Professor
QC 201008252006-03-082006-03-082010-08-25Bibliographically approved
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