Accession Number : ADA258993
Title : On Explicit Algebraic Stress Models for Complex Turbulent Flows
Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA
Personal Author(s) : Gatski, T B ; Speziale, C G
Report Date : Nov 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : Explicit algebraic stress models that are valid for three-dimensional turbulent flows in noninertial frames are systematically derived from a hierarchy of second-order closure models. This represents a generalization of the model derived by Pope (J. Fluid Mech. 72, 331 (1975)) who based his analysis on the Launder, Reece and Rodi model restricted to two-dimensional turbulent flows in an inertial frame. The relationship between the new models and traditional algebraic stress models -- as well as anistropic eddy viscosity models -- is theoretically established. The need for regularization is demonstrated in an effort to explain why traditional algebraic stress models have failed in complex flows. It is also shown that these explicit algebraic stress models can shed new light on what second-order closure models predict for the equilibrium states of homogeneous turbulent flows and can serve as a useful alternative in practical computations.
Descriptors : *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *TURBULENT FLOW , *THREE DIMENSIONAL , *NONLINEAR ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS , *INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW , *VISCOUS FLOW , STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS , FLOW FIELDS , LINEAR ALGEBRA , HOMOGENEITY , REYNOLDS NUMBER , ANISOTROPY , LENGTH , TIME , COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS , TWO DIMENSIONAL
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE