An Analysis of Time-Integration Errors in Large-Eddy Simulation of Incompressible Turbulent Flows

  • F. CapuanoEmail author
  • E. M. De Angelis
  • G. Coppola
  • L. de Luca
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Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 25)


There is widespread theoretical and numerical evidence that Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) of turbulent flows has to be performed using high-order accurate numerical schemes. Much of the research has so far focused on the spatial discretization, coming to the conclusion that: (1) higher-order methods (\({\ge }2\)) are preferred, to ensure that the magnitude of the truncation error does not overwhelm the subgrid-scale model contribution, and (2) non-dissipative (centered) schemes should be employed, so that the energy cascade mechanism is not artificially contaminated (Capuano et al, J Comput Phys 295:209–229, 2015), [2], (Capuano et al, Progress in turbulence VI. Springer, Berlin, 2016), [3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Capuano
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. M. De Angelis
    • 1
  • G. Coppola
    • 1
  • L. de Luca
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly

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