Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Abstract This paper presents the formulation of a mixed dynamic subgrid-scale model in non-Cartesian geometries suitable for the study of complex flows. Following the approach developed by Jordan [J. Comput. Phys. 148, 322 (1999)], the variables are first transformed into a contravariant form and then filtered in the computational space. A dynamic localized mixed model, previously developed within the Cartesian framework has been entirely re-formulated for non-orthogonal meshes. The model performance was evaluated by carrying out two tests. First, a plane channel flow at Reτ = 395 was simulated using both Cartesian and curvilinear grids; the results show that the model formulation is consistent and insensitive to grid distortion, and compares well with the reference data. Then, computations of the turbulent flow over a two-dimensional channel with a wavy wall were performed. Accurate first- and second-order statistics were obtained using relatively coarse grids.
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