Viscous dissipation model for fast vortex method in simulation of decaying turbulence

Yoshitaka Totsuka, Shinnosuke Obi

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For realistic turbulent flow simulation, quantitative representation of turbulent flow dynamics is desired. In the present study, two-dimensional homogeneous isotropic turbulence is simulated by using grid-free vortex method to focus on the viscous dissipation process. The results are compared with those of spectral DNS. Two viscous diffusion models, i.e., core spreading model and Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) Laplacian model, are compared. For the former model, marge and addition process are incorporated to ensure uniform distribution of vortex elements. It is shown that the MPS Laplacian model is superior to the conventional core spreading model in terms of the decay rate of enstrophy and energy spectra. Computational time is remarkably reduced by using Fast Multipole Method (FMM) while retaining accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number701
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • FMM
  • Grid-Free Vortex Method
  • MPS
  • Turbulent Flow
  • Viscous Dissipation Process
  • Vortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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