On the Convection Velocity of Wall-Bounded Turbulence Resolved by ZDES Mode III at \(Re_\theta = 13 000\)

  • Nicolas RenardEmail author
  • S. Deck
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 137)


WMLES simulations of a flat-plate zero-pressure-gradient boundary layer are done with the Zonal Detached Eddy Simulation Mode III technique over a wide range of Reynolds numbers \(3\,150 \le Re_\theta \le 14\,000\). A WMLES field is compared with the WRLES interpolated onto the WMLES mesh. Two interface heights are considered, \(y_\text {interface} = 0.1 \delta \) and \(y^+_\text {interface} = 3.9 \sqrt{Re_\tau }\). The prediction and resolved fraction of mean skin friction is discussed, as well as remaining issues, especially in the logarithmic layer. An excess of high-wavelength streamwise velocity fluctuations is observed below the RANS/LES interface with \(y^+_\text {interface} = 3.9 \sqrt{Re_\tau }\), and studied by a spectral convection velocity analysis, leading to the suggestion that it may be a footprint of coherent structures located further away from the wall.



The authors wish to thank all the people involved in the past and present evolution of the FLU3M code. Romain Laraufie and Pierre-Élie Weiss are warmly acknowledged for very stimulating discussions. The fine mesh WRLES computation was made thanks to the HPC resources from GENCI-CINES (Project ZDESWALLTURB, Grant 2012-[c2012026817]).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Onera The French Aerospace LabMeudonFrance

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