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Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation I

Selected papers from the First ERCOFTAC Workshop on Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation

  • Peter R. Voke
  • Leonhard Kleiser
  • Jean-Pierre Chollet

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. K. H. Bech, H. I. Andersson
    Pages 13-24
  3. M. Fatica, P. Orlandi, R. Verzicco
    Pages 49-60
  4. P. Comte, O. Métais, E. David, F. Ducros, M. A. Gonze, M. Lesieur
    Pages 61-72
  5. M. Olsson, L. Fuchs
    Pages 73-83
  6. P. Sagaut, B. Troff, T. H. Lê, Ta Phuoc Loc
    Pages 109-120
  7. A. W. Vreman, B. J. Geurts, J. G. M. Kuerten
    Pages 133-144
  8. A. Andrén, A. Brown, P. J. Mason, J. Graf, U. Schumann, C.-H. Moeng et al.
    Pages 167-177
  9. Andreas Dörnbrack, Ulrich Schumann
    Pages 189-199
  10. G. Casalis, B. Cantaloube
    Pages 237-248
  11. M. Ciofalo, G. Lombardo, M. W. Collins
    Pages 261-272
  12. Carsten Maass, Ulrich Schumann
    Pages 287-297
  13. B. J. Boersma, J. G. M. Eggels, M. J. B. M. Pourquié, F. T. M. Nieuwstadt
    Pages 325-333
  14. R. Hannappel, R. Friedrich
    Pages 359-373
  15. J. P. Chollet, M. Si Ameur, M. R. Vallcorba
    Pages 375-385
  16. R. J. M. Bastiaans, C. C. M. Rindt, A. A. Van Steenhoven, F. T. M. Nieuwstadt
    Pages 399-410

About this book


It is a truism that turbulence is an unsolved problem, whether in scientific, engin­ eering or geophysical terms. It is strange that this remains largely the case even though we now know how to solve directly, with the help of sufficiently large and powerful computers, accurate approximations to the equations that govern tur­ bulent flows. The problem lies not with our numerical approximations but with the size of the computational task and the complexity of the solutions we gen­ erate, which match the complexity of real turbulence precisely in so far as the computations mimic the real flows. The fact that we can now solve some turbu­ lence in this limited sense is nevertheless an enormous step towards the goal of full understanding. Direct and large-eddy simulations are these numerical solutions of turbulence. They reproduce with remarkable fidelity the statistical, structural and dynamical properties of physical turbulent and transitional flows, though since the simula­ tions are necessarily time-dependent and three-dimensional they demand the most advanced computer resources at our disposal. The numerical techniques vary from accurate spectral methods and high-order finite differences to simple finite-volume algorithms derived on the principle of embedding fundamental conservation prop­ erties in the numerical operations. Genuine direct simulations resolve all the fluid motions fully, and require the highest practical accuracy in their numerical and temporal discretisation. Such simulations have the virtue of great fidelity when carried out carefully, and repre­ sent a most powerful tool for investigating the processes of transition to turbulence.


Analysis linear optimization model modeling simulation stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter R. Voke
    • 1
  • Leonhard Kleiser
    • 2
  • Jean-Pierre Chollet
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUK
  2. 2.DLRGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Université J. FourierGrenobleFrance

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