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Title: Finite volume and finite element methods applied to 3D laminar and turbulent channel flows

The work deals with numerical simulations of incompressible flow in channels with rectangular cross section. The rectangular cross section itself leads to development of various secondary flow patterns, where accuracy of simulation is influenced by numerical viscosity of the scheme and by turbulence modeling. In this work some developments of stabilized finite element method are presented. Its results are compared with those of an implicit finite volume method also described, in laminar and turbulent flows. It is shown that numerical viscosity can cause errors of same magnitude as different turbulence models. The finite volume method is also applied to 3D turbulent flow around backward facing step and good agreement with 3D experimental results is obtained.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic)
  2. Czech Technical University in Prague, Fac. of Mechanical Engineering (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390795
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1637; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICNPAA 2014: 10. International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences, Narvik (Norway), 15-18 Jul 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACCURACY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CROSS SECTIONS; ERRORS; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TURBULENCE; TURBULENT FLOW; VISCOSITY