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A local mesh refinement approach for large-eddy simulations of turbulent flows

Cevheri, Mehtap, McSherry, Richard ORCID: and Stoesser, Thorsten ORCID: 2016. A local mesh refinement approach for large-eddy simulations of turbulent flows. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 82 (5) , pp. 261-285. 10.1002/fld.4217

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In this paper, a local mesh refinement (LMR) scheme on Cartesian grids for large-eddy simulations is presented. The approach improves the calculation of ghost cell pressures and velocities and combines LMR with high-order interpolation schemes at the LMR interface and throughout the rest of the computational domain to ensure smooth and accurate transition of variables between grids of different resolution. The approach is validated for turbulent channel flow and flow over a matrix of wall-mounted cubes for which reliable numerical and experimental data are available. Comparisons of predicted first-order and second-order turbulence statistics with the validation data demonstrated a convincing agreement. Importantly, it is shown that mean streamwise velocities and fluctuating turbulence quantities transition smoothly across coarse-to-fine and fine-to-coarse interfaces.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0271-2091
Funders: EPSRC
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 May 2016
Date of Acceptance: 19 December 2015
Last Modified: 06 May 2023 11:45

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