Subgrid-scale models for compressible large-eddy simulations

M. Pino Martín, Ugo Piomelli, Graham V. Candler

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An a priori study of subgrid-scale (SGS) models for the unclosed terms in the energy equation is carried out using the flow field obtained from the direct simulation of homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Scale-similar models involve multiple filtering operations to identify the smallest resolved scales that have been shown to be the most active in the interaction with the unresolved SGSs. In the present study these models are found to give more accurate prediction of the SGS stresses and heat fluxes than eddy-viscosity and eddy-diffusivity models, as well as improved predictions of the SGS turbulent diffusion, SGS viscous dissipation, and SGS viscous diffusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-376
Number of pages16
JournalTheoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000


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