Turbulence Modeling & Simulat

Host University

Virginia Tech


Spring 2023




Roy, Christopher J.

Course Information

In-depth study into the modeling and simulation of turbulent flows. Derivation of exact equations describing turbulent flows along with various approaches to turbulent closure. Turbulence modeling via algebraic, RANS, and Reynolds stress models. Turbulence simulation via DNS, LES and hybrid RANS/LES approaches and analysis of results. Turbulence compressibility effects, body forces, boundary conditions, wall functions, sub-grid modeling approaches, turbulence anisotropy and stress invariants, and realizability. Strengths and weaknesses of the different modeling and simulation approaches. Role of numerics in different modeling approaches. Pre: Graduating standing.