Flow, Turbulence and Combustion

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 183–200 | Cite as

Subgrid-Scale Stress Modelling Based on the Square of the Velocity Gradient Tensor

  • F. Nicoud
  • F. Ducros


A new subgrid scale model is proposed for Large Eddy Simulations in complex geometries. This model which is based on the square of the velocity gradient tensor accounts for the effects of both the strain and the rotation rate of the smallest resolved turbulent fluctuations. Moreover it recovers the proper y3 near-wall scaling for the eddy viscosity without requiring dynamic procedure. It is also shown from a periodic turbulent pipe flow computation that the model can handle transition.

turbulence large eddy simulations wall-bounded flow unstructured mesh transition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Nicoud
    • 1
  • F. Ducros
    • 1
  1. 1.CERFACS – Centre Européen de Recherche et de FormationToulouse CedexFrance

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