On wall laws in CFD

  • Bijan Mohammadi
  • Olivier Pironneau
1. Invited Lectures
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 453)


Wall laws are one possibility to remove zones with sharp gradients that lie near solid walls for turubulent flows. We shall review some known methods to deal with the problem in CFD, then show that wall laws work numerically even when boundary layers separate. In an attempt to measure the validity of wall laws we shall review their use in other contexts such as electromagnetism and show that it is really a domain decomposition method. This will allow ,.us to conjecture that wall laws can withstand boundaries with small curvature And that it is a first order method.


Boundary Layer Break Water Flat Plate Turbulent Boundary Layer Domain Decomposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bijan Mohammadi
    • 1
  • Olivier Pironneau
    • 2
  1. 1.INRIALe ChesnayFrance
  2. 2.University Paris 6 and INRIAFrance

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