Lagrangian dynamic SGS model for stochastic coherent adaptive large eddy simulation Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Stochastic coherent adaptive large eddy simulation (SCALES) is an extension of large eddy simulation that uses a wavelet filter-based dynamic grid adaptation strategy to solve for the most energetic coherent structures in a turbulent flow field, while modeling the effect of the less energetic ones. A localized dynamic subgrid scale model is needed to fully exploit the ability of the method to track coherent structures. In this paper, new local Lagrangian models based on a modified Germano dynamic procedure, redefined in terms of wavelet thresholding filters, are proposed. These models extend the original path-line formulation of Meneveau et al. [J. Fluid Mech. 319 (1996)] in two ways: as Lagrangian path-line diffusive and Lagrangian path-tube averaging procedures. The proposed models are tested for freely decaying homoge- neous turbulence with initial Reλ = 72. It is shown that the SCALES results, obtained with less than 0.4% of the total non-adaptive nodes required for a DNS with the same wavelet solver, closely match reference DNS data. In contrast to classical LES, this agreement holds not only for large scale global statistical quantities, but also for energy and, more importantly, enstrophy spectra up to the dissipative wavenumber range.

publication date

  • January 2008