42nd NIA CFD Seminar
Topic: Higher-Order Moments and Their Modeling Approximations in a Turbulent Channel Flow Subjected to Mean Strain
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 11:00am-noon (EST),
Location: NIA room 137
Speaker: Elbert Jeyapaul
Biography: Dr. Elbert Jeyapaul is a post-doctoral fellow at NIA, working on RANS turbulence modeling. He received his doctorate in Aerospace engineering in 2011 from Iowa state university.
Abstract: Third- and fourth-order moments and the budget terms in their transport equations are evaluated using results from Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of a turbulent channel flow at Re_tau = 395, to aid in the development of higher-order Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) closure models. These models have been proposed as a means of obtaining more accurate predictions of complex flows. Strain has been applied to this channel to mimic a spatially-evolving adverse pressure gradient flow leading to separation. Existing modeling hypothesis that relate higher-order moments to their lower-order moments, such as gradient diffusion and assumed probability distribution functions have been tested. Insights into where to focus modeling efforts will be presented.
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