On the Development of an Implicit High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Solver for a Hybrid RANS-LES Model

  • F. Bassi
  • L. Botti
  • A. ColomboEmail author
  • A. Ghidoni
  • F. Massa
  • G. Noventa
Conference paper
Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 25)


Recent years have seen an ever-increasing interest in turbulence models able to go beyond the limited predictive capability of the Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) formulation. In the range of moderate Reynolds numbers, availability of large HPC resources now allows to employ Large Eddy Simulation (LES) also in complex flow applications. In this context, the practice of an implicit LES (ILES) based on the Discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method showed to be very promising due to the good dispersion and dissipation properties of DG methods. However, to date, characteristic Reynolds numbers of many industrial applications are too large for a fully resolved LES. For these applications the use of a hybrid RANS-LES model or a wall modelled LES approach seems mandatory. In hybrid RANS-LES models the RANS equations are active close to solid walls, where LES would be prohibitively costly, while LES is used in regions of separated flow where larger eddies can be resolved.



The results reported in this paper have been achieved using the PRACE Research Infrastructure resource MARCONI-KNL based at CINECA, Casalecchio di Reno, Italy, within the Project “Discontinuous Galerkin method for the X-LES of TRAnsonic flows” (DGXTRA).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bassi
    • 1
  • L. Botti
    • 1
  • A. Colombo
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Ghidoni
    • 2
  • F. Massa
    • 1
  • G. Noventa
    • 2
  1. 1. Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze ApplicateUniversità degli Studi di BergamoDalmineItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e IndustrialeUniversità degli Studi di BresciaBresciaItaly

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