A New Method to Generate Anisotropic Synthetic Turbulence for LES

  • Torsten AuerswaldEmail author
  • Jens Bange
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 131)


A method to generate anisotropic synthetic turbulence from turbulence statistics provided by a Reynolds stress model is presented. Unlike most methods it does not use the Cholesky decomposition to generate the shear stresses but a new method which is based on probabilities of Fourier modes to contribute a certain shear stress to the total shear stress. The method is compared to a classical method which uses the Cholesky decomposition. The results show better fit of the new method with the vertical profiles of Reynolds stresses and integral length scales. Also the new method is able to fit the given 1D spectra perfectly. However the performance of the synthetic turbulence can only be judged in further studies where the synthetic turbulence would be fed into a Large-Eddy Simulation.


Direct Numerical Simulation Reynolds Stress Model Spectrum Cholesky Decomposition Integral Length Scale 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Applied GeoscienceUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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