A detached-eddy simulation procedure targeted for design

Roger L. Davis, John F. Dannenhoffer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


A new detached-eddy simulation procedure, MBFLO, is described for the simulation of turbulent flow over/within arbitrary geometry. This new procedure represents the first step toward developing a turbulent technique that reduces the reliance on traditional turbulence modeling by directly solving for the larger-scale turbulence effects in regions where the computational grid is sufficient to resolve those scales. A goal of this effort has been to develop a detached-eddy simulation procedure whose time-averaged solution can replace current "steady" simulation results for design. Since detached-eddy simulation requires the solution of the unsteady Navier-Stokes equations on computational grids that are typically an order in magnitude more dense than their Reynolds-averaged counter-parts, special care has been taken to make this new procedure computationally efficient. This paper describes the data structure, parallelization, and automation techniques used to produce time-averaged, detached-eddy simulation predictions. Results for the turbulent flow through a turbine and compressor cascade at design and off-design conditions, respectively, are shown to illustrate the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
StatePublished - 2008
Event46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2008Jan 10 2008

Publication series

Name46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit


Other46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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