Detached-eddy simulation procedure targeted for design

Roger L. Davis, John F. Dannenhoffer

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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 was to develop a detached-eddy simulation procedure for which the time-averaged solution can replace current steady simulation results for design. Because 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 counterparts, special care was 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 offdesign conditions, respectively, are shown to illustrate the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1287-1294
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Propulsion and Power
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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