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


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 y 3 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.

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Nicoud, F., Ducros, F. Subgrid-Scale Stress Modelling Based on the Square of the Velocity Gradient Tensor. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 62, 183–200 (1999).

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