A formulation of PANS capable of mimicking IDDES
Journal article, 2020

The partially averaged Navier–Stokes (PANS) model, proposed in Girimaji (2006), allows to simulate turbulent flows either in RANS, LES or DNS mode. The PANS model includes fk which denotes the ratio of modeled to total kinetic energy. In RANS, fk=1 while in DNS it tends to zero. In the present study we propose an improved formulation for fk based on the H-equivalence introduced by Friess et al. (2015). In this formulation the expression of fk is derived to mimic Improved Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation (IDDES). This new formulation behaves in a very similar way as IDDES, even though the two formulations use different mechanisms to separate modeled and resolved scales. They show very similar performance in separated flows as well as in attached boundary layers. In particular, the novel formulation is able to (i) treat attached boundary layers as properly as IDDES, and (ii) “detect” laminar initial/boundary conditions, in which case it enforces RANS mode. Furthermore, it is found that the new formulation is numerically more stable than IDDES.

IDDES

Channel flow

Hump flow

Hill flow

LES

PANS

Author

Christophe Friess

Aix Marseille University

Lars Davidson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Fluid Dynamics

International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow

0142-727X (ISSN)

Vol. 86 108666

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Computational Mathematics

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

DOI

10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2020.108666

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10/16/2020