bose_moin10

Summary

Grid-independent large-eddy simulation using explicit filtering. S. Bose and P. Moin. Physics of Fluids, 22(10), 2010. (URL)

Abstract

The governing equations for large-eddy simulation are derived from the application of a low-pass filter to the Navier-Stokes equations. It is often assumed that discrete operations performed on a particular grid act as an implicit filter, causing results to be sensitive to the mesh resolution. Alternatively, explicit filtering separates the filtering operation, and hence the resolved turbulence, from the underlying mesh distribution alleviating some of the grid sensitivities. We investigate the use of explicit filtering in large-eddy simulation in order to obtain numerical solutions that are grid independent. The convergence of simulations using a fixed filter width with varying mesh resolutions to a true large-eddy simulation solution is analyzed for a turbulent channel flow at Re_tau=180, 395, and 640. By using explicit filtering, turbulent statistics and energy spectra are shown to be independent of the mesh resolution used.

Bibtex entry

@ARTICLE { bose_moin10,
    AUTHOR = { S. Bose and P. Moin },
    TITLE = { Grid-independent large-eddy simulation using explicit filtering },
    JOURNAL = { Physics of Fluids },
    VOLUME = { 22 },
    NUMBER = { 10 },
    YEAR = { 2010 },
    ABSTRACT = { The governing equations for large-eddy simulation are derived from the application of a low-pass filter to the Navier-Stokes equations. It is often assumed that discrete operations performed on a particular grid act as an implicit filter, causing results to be sensitive to the mesh resolution. Alternatively, explicit filtering separates the filtering operation, and hence the resolved turbulence, from the underlying mesh distribution alleviating some of the grid sensitivities. We investigate the use of explicit filtering in large-eddy simulation in order to obtain numerical solutions that are grid independent. The convergence of simulations using a fixed filter width with varying mesh resolutions to a true large-eddy simulation solution is analyzed for a turbulent channel flow at Re_tau=180, 395, and 640. By using explicit filtering, turbulent statistics and energy spectra are shown to be independent of the mesh resolution used. },
    URL = { http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3485774 },
}