A multilevel method applied to the numerical simulation of two-dimensional incompressible flows past obstacles at high Reynolds number

  • François Bouchon
  • Thierry Dubois
  • Nicolas James
Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 15)


Numerical simulation of turbulent flows in complex geometries is one of the most investigated fields in computer science in the last decades. But even though the power of supercomputers has regularly increased for many years, it has been understood that the numerical simulation of realistic flows at high Reynolds number would require too many efforts in term of memory and CPU time if one discretizes directly the Navier-Stokes equation.


Reynolds Number Computational Fluid Dynamics Large Eddy Simulation Direct Numerical Simulation High Reynolds Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • François Bouchon
    • 1
  • Thierry Dubois
  • Nicolas James
  1. 1.Laboratoire de MathématiquesClermont Université, Université Blaise-PascalClermont-FerrandFrance

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