Evaluation of subgridscale models using an accurately simulated turbulent flow
Abstract
A calculation of periodic homogeneous isotropic turbulence is used to simulate the experimental decay of grid turbulence. The calculation is found to match the experiment in a number of important aspects and the computed flow field is then treated as a realization of a physical turbulent flow. From this flow, a calculation is conducted of the large eddy field and the various averages of the subgridscale turbulence that occur in the large eddy simulation equations. These quantities are compared with the predictions of the models that are usually applied in large eddy simulation. The results show that the terms which involve the largescale field are accurately modeled but the subgridscale Reynolds stresses are only moderately well modeled. It is also possible to use the method to predict the constants of the models without reference to experiment. Attempts to find improved models have not met with success.
 Publication:

Journal of Fluid Mechanics
 Pub Date:
 March 1979
 DOI:
 10.1017/S002211207900001X
 Bibcode:
 1979JFM....91....1C
 Keywords:

 Computerized Simulation;
 Homogeneous Turbulence;
 Isotropic Turbulence;
 Turbulent Flow;
 Energy Dissipation;
 Grids;
 Mathematical Models;
 Three Dimensional Flow;
 Vortices;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer