Flow, Turbulence and Combustion

, Volume 83, Issue 2, pp 185–203 | Cite as

Towards Sensitizing the Nonlinear v 2 − f Model to Turbulence Structures

  • B. Anders Pettersson Reif
  • Mikael Mortensen
  • Carlos A. Langer


In this paper a one-way coupling between the nonlinear v 2 − f model by Pettersson Reif (Flow Turbul Combust 76:241–256, 2006) and an algebraic structure-based model have been investigated. Comparisons with available experimental and numerical data indicate that the compatibility between the two models is good and that their joint performance is satisfactory in the cases considered here. A full coupling between the models seems therefore a potentially viable route towards a significant advancement of engineering turbulence models and their predictive capabilities.


Eddy-viscosity models Nonlinear v2 − f model Algebraic structure based model Elliptic relaxation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Anders Pettersson Reif
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mikael Mortensen
    • 1
  • Carlos A. Langer
    • 3
  1. 1.Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)KjellerNorway
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

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