A finite element variational multiscale method for computations of turbulent flow over an aerofoil

  • Birupaksha Pal
  • Sashikumaar Ganesan


Numerical simulation of turbulent flows over different aerofoil configurations are presented in this paper. The incompressible fluid flow is described by the time-dependent incompressible Navier–Stokes equations. Further, a finite element variational multiscale method is used to simulate the turbulent flows. Computation over a cylinder and different variants of aerofoils are presented. The obtained numerical results demonstrate the capabilities of variational multiscale methods.


Turbulent flows Incompressible Navier–Stokes Multiscale method Finite elements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Numerical Mathematics and Scientific Computing, SERCIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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