Investigation of a Dynamic Hybrid RANS/LES Modelling Methodology for Finite-Volume CFD Simulations
Walters, K., Bhushan, S., Alam, M. F., & Thompson, D. (2013). Investigation of a Dynamic Hybrid RANS/LES Modelling Methodology for Finite-Volume CFD Simulations. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. 91(3), 643-667. DOI:10.1007/s10494-013-9481-9.
This paper investigates a recently proposed dynamic hybrid RANS-LES framework using a general-purpose finite-volume flow solver. The new method is highly generalized, allowing coupling of any selected RANS model with any selected LES model and containing no explicit grid dependence in its formulation. Selected results are presented for three test cases: two-dimensional channel flow, backward facing step, and a nozzle flow relevant to biomedical applications. Comparison with experimental and DNS data, and with other hybrid RANS-LES approaches, highlights the advantages of the new method and suggests that further investigation is warranted.