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Title: Initial conditions and modeling for simulations of shock driven turbulent material mixing

Here, we focus on the simulation of shock-driven material mixing driven by flow instabilities and initial conditions (IC). Beyond complex multi-scale resolution issues of shocks and variable density turbulence, me must address the equally difficult problem of predicting flow transition promoted by energy deposited at the material interfacial layer during the shock interface interactions. Transition involves unsteady large-scale coherent-structure dynamics capturable by a large eddy simulation (LES) strategy, but not by an unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier–Stokes (URANS) approach based on developed equilibrium turbulence assumptions and single-point-closure modeling. On the engineering end of computations, such URANS with reduced 1D/2D dimensionality and coarser grids, tend to be preferred for faster turnaround in full-scale configurations.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-24319; LA-UR-16-21324
Journal ID: ISSN 0045-7930
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Computers and Fluids
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Computers and Fluids; Journal ID: ISSN 0045-7930
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; turbulence; material mixing
OSTI Identifier:
1334152
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1338772; OSTI ID: 1419378