Direct versus statistical simulation of accelerated/retarded and separating/reattaching turbulent boundary layers

  • M. Manhart
  • R. Friedrich
  • G. Deng
  • J. Piquet
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Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 82)


Direct and statistical simulations have been performed in order to demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses in complex turbulent flow situations. The first flow to be predicted is Watmuff’s [20] favourable/adverse pressure gradient boundary layer at a Reynolds number of 670, based on inlet momentum thickness and freestream velocity. The second case is a separating/reattaching turbulent boundary layer which has been investigated experimentally by Kalter and Fernholz [4] at Re θ = 1500. Results for global and local statistical quantities are compared. They underline the need to use sophisticated turbulence models for reliable prediction of complex flows.


Direct Numerical Simulation Turbulent Boundary Layer Separation Bubble Adverse Pressure Gradient Skin Friction Coefficient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Manhart
    • 1
  • R. Friedrich
    • 1
  • G. Deng
    • 2
  • J. Piquet
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachgebiet StrömungsmechanikTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.LMF-Ecole Centrale de NantesNantesFrance

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