Application of local defect correction in a 3D turbulent channel flow

J. Hoogh, de, J.G.M. Kuerten

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To investigate the behavior of the concentration of a passive scalar in a turbulent flow with realistic high Schmidt numbers, one needs a very fine grid to capture all length-scales that are present in the concentration. An effcient method to increase thespatial resolution without a drastic raise of the computational costs is to apply a Local DefectCorrection method. To compute the velocity field of a turbulent channel flow, a Direct Numerical Simulation is used that consists of a pseudo-spectral method in two periodic directions and a Chebyshev expansion in the wall-normal direction. The concentration equation for the passive scalar is solved using a finite volume method. The main concern with an LDC method in a hyperbolic time-dependent problem is the interpolation of the concentration when the refinement area is moved. The interpolated solution has to be smooth and continuous to ensure numerical stability. Using the mean averaged radius and the total surface area of the concentration, the behaviour of several numerical methods canbe investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECCOMAS CFD 2006),5-8 september 2006, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Delft
Pages207: 1-14
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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