Turbulent Compressible Flow Computations

Numerical Aspects of Rans Solution and Applications
  • V. Couaillier
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 395)


This paper presents an overview of the numerical methods used for the solution of the compressible Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations. The equations are presented in different formulations adapted to various practical applications corresponding to rotating and non-rotating flows. A summary of the mathematical properties of the equations and of the main numerical schemes used among the CFD community is presented. Because, in this paper, we are concerned by methods used for industrial applications, a short overview concerning meshes for turbomachinery applications, and extension of numerical schemes in multiple dimension problems is performed. Some turbulence models, limited at most to two-equation transport equations based on eddy viscosity concept are also presented. Finally, the results of 3D internal and external numerical simulations of turbulent flows are discussed.


Computational Fluid Dynamics Turbulence Model AIAA Paper Film Cool Algebraic Turbulence Model 
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  • V. Couaillier
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  1. 1.ONERAChâtillonFrance

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