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Quality and Reliability of Large-Eddy Simulations

  • Johan Meyers
  • Bernard J. Geurts
  • Pierre Sagaut

Part of the Ercoftac Series book series (ERCO, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Numerical and Mathematical Analysis of Subgrid-Scale-Model and Discretization Errors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Labovschii, W. Layton, C. Manica, M. Neda, L. Rebholz, I. Stanculescu et al.
      Pages 3-20
    3. Marta de la Llave Plata, Stewart Cant
      Pages 37-48
    4. Luiz E. B. Sampaio, Angela O. Nieckele, Margot Gerritsen
      Pages 69-80
    5. Yacine Addad, Ulka Gaitonde, Dominique Laurence, Stefano Rolfo
      Pages 93-103
    6. Andreas Hauser, Gabriel Wittum
      Pages 105-116
  3. Computational Error-Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Markus Klein, Johan Meyers, Bernard J. Geurts
      Pages 131-142
    3. Julien Berland, Christophe Bogey, Christophe Bailly
      Pages 143-154
    4. Ghader Ghorbaniasl, Chris Lacor
      Pages 155-166
    5. Péter Tóth, Máté Márton Lohász
      Pages 167-178
  4. Modelling and Error-Assessment of Near-Wall Flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Philippe R. Spalart, Mikhail Kh. Strelets, Andrey Travin
      Pages 181-191

About this book


Computational resources have developed to the level that, for the first time, it is becoming possible to apply large-eddy simulation (LES) to turbulent flow problems of realistic complexity. Many examples can be found in technology and in a variety of natural flows. This puts issues related to assessing, assuring, and predicting the quality of LES into the spotlight. Several LES studies have been published in the past, demonstrating a high level of accuracy with which turbulent flow predictions can be attained, without having to resort to the excessive requirements on computational resources imposed by direct numerical simulations. However, the setup and use of turbulent flow simulations requires a profound knowledge of fluid mechanics, numerical techniques, and the application under consideration. The susceptibility of large-eddy simulations to errors in modelling, in numerics, and in the treatment of boundary conditions, can be quite large due to nonlinear accumulation of different contributions over time, leading to an intricate and unpredictable situation. A full understanding of the interacting error dynamics in large-eddy simulations is still lacking. To ensure the reliability of large-eddy simulations for a wide range of industrial users, the development of clear standards for the evaluation, prediction, and control of simulation errors in LES is summoned. The workshop on Quality and Reliability of Large-Eddy Simulations, held October 22-24, 2007 in Leuven, Belgium (QLES2007), provided one of the first platforms specifically addressing these aspects of LES.


Dissipation Large Eddy Simulation Large-Eddy Simulation convection fluid mechanics quality turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Johan Meyers
    • 1
  • Bernard J. Geurts
    • 2
  • Pierre Sagaut
    • 3
  1. 1.Div. Applied Mechanics & Energy ConversionKatholieke Universiteit Leuven3001 LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Mathematical SciencesUniversity of Twente7500 AE EnschedeNetherlands
  3. 3.D’Alembert InstituteUniversite Paris VI75252 Paris Cedex 5France

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