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Title: Effects of operator splitting and low Mach-number correction in turbulent mixing transition simulations

In this paper, transition and turbulence decay with the Taylor–Green vortex have been effectively used to demonstrate emulation of high Reynolds-number ( R e ) physical dissipation through numerical convective effects of various non-oscillatory finite-volume algorithms for implicit large eddy simulation (ILES), e.g. using the Godunov-based Eulerian adaptive mesh refinement code xRAGE. The inverse-chevron shock tube experiment simulations have been also used to assess xRAGE based ILES for shock driven turbulent mixing, compared with available simulation and laboratory data. The previous assessments are extended to evaluate new directionally-unsplit high-order algorithms in xRAGE, including a correction to address the well-known issue of excessive numerical diffusion of shock-capturing (e.g., Godunov-type) schemes for low Mach numbers. The unsplit options for hydrodynamics in xRAGE are discussed in detail, followed by fundamental tests with representative shock problems. Basic issues of transition to turbulence and turbulent mixing are discussed, and results of simulations of high- R e turbulent flow and mixing in canonical test cases are reported. Finally, compared to the directional-split cases, and for each grid resolution considered, unsplit results exhibit transition to turbulence with much higher effective R e —and significantly more so with the low Mach number correction.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0898-1221
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Computers and Mathematics with Applications (Oxford)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Computers and Mathematics with Applications (Oxford); Journal ID: ISSN 0898-1221
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; shock-driven turbulence; material mixing; Eulerian methods
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