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Title: Assessment of a hybrid finite element and finite volume code for turbulent incompressible flows

Hydra-TH is a hybrid finite-element/finite-volume incompressible/low-Mach flow simulation code based on the Hydra multiphysics toolkit being developed and used for thermal-hydraulics applications. In the present work, a suite of verification and validation (V&V) test problems for Hydra-TH was defined to meet the design requirements of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL). The intent for this test problem suite is to provide baseline comparison data that demonstrates the performance of the Hydra-TH solution methods. The simulation problems vary in complexity from laminar to turbulent flows. A set of RANS and LES turbulence models were used in the simulation of four classical test problems. Numerical results obtained by Hydra-TH agreed well with either the available analytical solution or experimental data, indicating the verified and validated implementation of these turbulence models in Hydra-TH. Where possible, we have attempted some form of solution verification to identify sensitivities in the solution methods, and to suggest best practices when using the Hydra-TH code.
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  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  2. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9991; PII: S0021999115008414
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; AC52-06NA25396
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Computational Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 307; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9991
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; Hydra-TH; incompressible flows; turbulence models; Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes; large-eddy simulation
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OSTI ID: 1359293