Improvement of the SGS model by using a scale-similarity model based on the analysis of SGS force and SGS energy transfer

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Abstract

The subgrid-scale (SGS) model is improved by using a scale-similarity model based on the analysis of the SGS force and SGS energy transfer around an elliptic Burgers vortex. Abe (2013) proposed an anisotropy-resolving SGS model in which the Bardina term of a scale-similarity model is mixed with an eddy viscosity model under a new concept wherein the Bardina term does not affect the SGS energy transfer although it affects the SGS force. By using the concept, we propose a scale-similarity model with the Clark term. The SGS energy transfer is determined by the scale-similarity term and not by the eddy viscosity term while the SGS force is improved by using the SGS kinetic energy (Abe, 2013). It is observed that the Clark term yields higher spatial correlation with the true distributions of the SGS force and SGS energy transfer around the elliptic vortex when compared to the Bardina term. The SGS model based on the Clark term exhibits good performance for turbulent channel flows with respect to Reτ=180 and 590 even in extremely coarse grid resolutions. Specifically, the SGS model with the SGS kinetic energy fairly improves the mean streamwise velocity profile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-336
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Large-eddy simulation
  • Scale-similarity model
  • Subgrid-scale model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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