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Experiences with two detached eddy simulation approaches through use of a high-order finite volume solver

2020-08-01
Cengiz, Kenan
Özyörük, Yusuf
In the present study, two advanced detached eddy simulation (DES) approaches, shear-layer-adapted delayed DES and zonal DES in mode II, which are known to help transition from RANS to LES mode, are employed in various flow problems in conjunction with a high-order finite volume solver. The numerical scheme, being only applicable on structured grids, has low-dissipation and low-dispersion features. Such features benefit mostly in the LES mode, minimizing the interference of numerical diffusion with subgrid eddy viscosity. First, corresponding subgrid models are validated via decaying homogeneous turbulence benchmark case. Then, a channel flow problem is chosen to examine these models in attached flow situations. Finally, flow around an airfoil at low Reynolds number is solved using the shear-layer-adapted delayed DES approach only, in an aim to obtain trailing-edge noise spectrum at an observer location. Despite some log-layer mismatch over turbulent boundary layers, which is typical of most DES methods, the combined application of high-resolution numerical method and advanced DES approaches, which are implemented on a stabilized Spalart-Allmaras turbulence model, shows merit in resolution of turbulence in regions of interest.