Adaptive Mesh Refinement with an Automatic Hybrid RANS/LES Strategy and Overset Grids

  • Alexandre LimareEmail author
  • Houman Borouchaki
  • Pierre Brenner
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 143)


A simulation strategy combining an octree-AMR and an HRL turbulence model with overset grids is investigated in FLUSEPA™, the Finite-Volume solver developed by ArianeGroup. The turbulence model used is a \(k- \varepsilon \) with a Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation [14] treatment for the destruction term of k. First, we study the influence of the refinement criteria on the pressure fluctuations in the recirculation area of a cylindrical backward facing step. Using an initially coarse grid, we compare the results with those from a fixed fine grid calculation. Then, the methodology is applied to the numerical simulation of the buffeting of an Ariane 5 model.


AMR Mesh adaptation criteria Hybrid RANS-LES Finite volume k-Exact Unstructured overset grids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandre Limare
    • 1
    Email author
  • Houman Borouchaki
    • 2
  • Pierre Brenner
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique LadHyX, CNRS Ecole PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance
  2. 2.Gamma3, University of Technology of TroyesTroyes CedexFrance
  3. 3.ArianeGroupLes Mureaux CedexFrance

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