Turbulence Model Implementation in TAU

  • Keith Weinman
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 89)


At the present time, aerodynamic analysis and numerical methods are inexorably linked. Thus, a quality control system for the aerodynamic simulation of a complete aircraft in varying configurations is very useful. For this purpose it is critical that suitable turbulence models for the various tasks in hand are available to a prospective user. These models should be robust, and yet sufficiently accurate to enable a proper evaluation of the flow in question. This paper provides an overview of the progress in turbulence model implementation in the TAU code during the duration of the MEGAFLOW project.


Turbulence Model Reynolds Stress Model Shock Position Algebraic Reynolds Stress Model Aerodynamic Simulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Weinman
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  1. 1.DLRInstitute of Aerodynamics and Flow TechnologyGöttingen

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