Wall-modeling for large-eddy simulation of flows around an axisymmetric body using the diffuse-interface immersed boundary method

  • Beiji Shi
  • Xiaolei Yang
  • Guodong Jin
  • Guowei He
  • Shizhao WangEmail author
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A novel method is proposed to combine the wall-modeled large-eddy sim-ulation (LES) with the diffuse-interface direct-forcing immersed boundary (IB) method. The new developments in this method include: (i) the momentum equation is integrated along the wall-normal direction to link the tangential component of the effective body force for the IB method to the wall shear stress predicted by the wall model; (ii) a set of Lagrangian points near the wall are introduced to compute the normal component of the effective body force for the IB method by reconstructing the normal component of the velocity. This novel method will be a classical direct-forcing IB method if the grid is fine enough to resolve the flow near the wall. The method is used to simulate the flows around the DARPA SUBOFF model. The results obtained are well comparable to the measured experimental data and wall-resolved LES results.

Key words

wall model large-eddy simulation (LES) immersed boundary (IB) method diffuse-interface 

Chinese Library Classification


2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

76A60 76D05 76F65 



The author Xiaolei YANG would like to acknowledge the hospitality received at LNM during his visit where he accomplished this work. The computations are conducted on Tianhe-1 at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beiji Shi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaolei Yang
    • 1
    • 3
  • Guodong Jin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guowei He
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shizhao Wang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.The State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics (LNM), Institute of MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Engineering SciencesUniversity of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied SciencesStony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

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