Channel flow LES with spectral elements

H. M. Blackburn

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Results from spectral element large eddy simulations of turbulent channel flow are presented. A Smagorinsky subgrid-scale stress model was employed, and van Driest-type wall damping was needed, as is usually the case for wall-resolving large eddy simulations with the Smagorinsky model. Simulation results compare favorably with experimental measurements at the same Reynolds number, demonstrating the potential of the method in wall-bounded flows of higher geometric complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 Thirteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 13-18 December 1998 (Volume 2)
EditorsMC Thompson, K Hourigan, MC Thompson, K Hourigan
PublisherOCE, Monash University
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0732620449
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 1998 - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 13 Dec 199818 Dec 1998
Conference number: 13th


ConferenceAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 1998
Abbreviated titleAFMC 1998

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