DES and Hybrid RANS-LES Modelling of Unsteady Pressure Oscillations and Flow Features in a Rectangular Cavity

  • Shia-Hui Peng
  • Stefan Leicher
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 97)


Using the Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) and an algebraic hybrid RANS-LES model, computations are conducted for the flow over a rectangular cavity at a Mach number of M  ∞ =0.85. The emphasis is placed on the prediction of unsteady pressure patterns inside the cavity in terms of pressure fluctuations and deduced acoustic tonal modes in comparison with available experimental data. Furthermore, some resolved cavity flow features are also compared, for which a set of wall-resolved LES data is taken as reference. It is shown that both modelling approaches have produced similar results that are in good agreement with experimental or LES data. The DES modelling has generated somewhat reduced pressure fluctuations on the cavity floor. The hybrid model pronounces a less diffusive mixing layer over the cavity opening, which makes a slightly better prediction for the mean flow field.


Pressure Fluctuation Sound Pressure Level Rectangular Cavity Cavity Flow Detach Eddy Simulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shia-Hui Peng
    • 1
  • Stefan Leicher
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computational PhysicsFOISweden
  2. 2.EADS-MASGermany

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