Scale-Resolving Simulations Based on a Lattice-Boltzmann Method

  • Benjamin DudaEmail author
  • Ehab Fares
  • Benedikt König
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 137)


This paper gives an overview on the scale-resolving capabilities of the Lattice-Boltzmann Method as implemented in the solver PowerFLOW. The basic concept of the approach is outlined, which comprises the turbulence modelling strategy. Following this are three examples ranging from fundamental to geometrically complex test cases: a shear layer, the flow over the NASA Hump and the flow over an iced airfoil. It is shown for all cases that transition from modelled to resolved turbulent fluctuations is achieved automatically once the flow separates with a flow based sensor if grid resolution is sufficient. Agreement with experimental reference data is good. As this paper is only intended to give a general overview, additional insight into each case is available in the corresponding reference papers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Exa GmbHMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Exa GmbHStuttgartGermany

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