Computing and Visualization in Science

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 47–59

Large Eddy Simulation and the variational multiscale method

Authors

  • Thomas J.R. Hughes
    • Division of Mechanics and Computation, W.F. Durand Building, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-4040, USA
  • Luca Mazzei
    • Division of Mechanics and Computation, W.F. Durand Building, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-4040, USA
  • Kenneth E. Jansen
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2044 Jonsson Engineering Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12181, USA
Regular article

DOI: 10.1007/s007910050051

Cite this article as:
Hughes, T., Mazzei, L. & Jansen, K. Comput Visual Sci (2000) 3: 47. doi:10.1007/s007910050051

Abstract.

A Large Eddy Simulation (LES) formulation is developed from the variational multiscale method. Modeling is confined to the effect of a small-scale Reynolds stress, in contrast with classical LES in which the entire subgrid-scale stress is modeled. All other effects are accounted for exactly. It is argued that many shortcomings of the classical LES/constant-coefficient Smagorinsky model are eliminated by the scale separation inherent ab initio in the present approach.

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