X-LES Simulations Using a High-Order Finite-Volume Scheme
This paper focuses on numerical aspects for hybrid RANS–LES computations using the X-LES method. In particular, the impact of using a high-order finite-volume scheme is considered. The finite-volume scheme is fourth-order accurate on non-uniform, curvilinear grids, has low numerical dispersion and dissipation, and is based on the skew-symmetric form of the compressible convection operator, which ensures that kinetic energy is conserved by convection. A limited grid convergence study is performed for the flow over a rounded bump in a square duct. The fourth-order results are shown to depend only mildly on the grid resolution. In contrast, second-order results require at least half the mesh size to become comparable to the fourth-order results. Additionally, the high-order method is extended with shock-capturing capability in such a way that interference with the subgrid-scale model is avoided. The suitability of this extension is demonstrated by means of a supersonic flow over a cavity.
KeywordsArtificial Viscosity Filter Width Curvilinear Grid Artificial Diffusion Grid Convergence Study
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