High Reynolds Number Airfoil: From Wall-Resolved to Wall-Modeled LES

  • A. FrèreEmail author
  • K. Hillewaert
  • P. Chatelain
  • G. Winckelmans
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Wall-Modeled Large-Eddy Simulation (WMLES) alleviates the near-wall grid requirement by employing a wall-model to reconstruct the wall shear-stress. In this way, WMLES simultaneously reduces the computational cost associated with Wall-Resolved LES (WRLES) and opens the door towards higher Reynolds numbers (Piomelli, Wall-modeled large-eddy simulations: present status and prospects. Springer, Netherlands, 2010, [1], Larsson et al, Mech Eng Rev, 3, 2016, [2].



The author thanks Prof. Piomelli and Prof. Schlatter for their fruitful discussions. This research has been financed by the Walloon Region through the FirstDoCA framework. The study benefited from computational resources made available on the Tier-1 supercomputer of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (\(n^\circ 1117545\)).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Frère
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • K. Hillewaert
    • 1
  • P. Chatelain
    • 2
  • G. Winckelmans
    • 2
  1. 1.CenaeroGosseliesBelgium
  2. 2.Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering (iMMC), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)Louvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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