A Finite Volume Approach to Compressible Large Eddy Simulations

B.J. Geurts, J.G.M. Kuerten, A.W. Vreman, V. Theofilis, P.J. Zandbergen

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    We present Large Eddy Simulations of compressible turbulent flow within a finite volume approach with central spatial differencing. Different spatial discretisations yield quite different predictions of fluctuating flow properties although mean and integral flow properties appeared less sensitive. In the case of homogeneous, isotropic, decaying turbulence the Kolmogorov -(5/3) law is reproduced if the convective and viscous fluxes are treated with Simpson’s cell vertex method. For the temporal flat plate exponentially growing unstable modes are recovered in the linear regime. Moreover, a scheme in which the viscous fluxes are treated with a ‘vertex based’ method is required in order to properly capture the saturation of growing fluctuations, due to nonlinear interactions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Turbulence IV
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the fourth European Turbulence Conference 30th June – 3rd July 1992
    EditorsF.T.M. Nieuwstadt
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-1689-3
    ISBN (Print)978-94-010-4739-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    Event4th European Turbulence Conference, ETC IV 1992 - Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 30 Jun 19923 Jul 1992
    Conference number: 1992

    Publication series

    NameFluid Mechanics and Its Applications
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    ISSN (Print)0926-5112


    Conference4th European Turbulence Conference, ETC IV 1992
    Abbreviated titleETC


    • Finite volume
    • Compressible LES
    • Linear instability


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