A Semi-Lagrangian Method for Turbulence Simulations Using Mixed Spectral Discretizations
BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS
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We present a semi-Lagrangian method for integrating the three-dimensional incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. We develop stable schemes of second-order accuracy in time and spectral accuracy in space. Specifically, we employ a spectral element Jacobi expansion in one direction and Fourier collocation in the other two directions. We demonstrate exponential convergence for this method, and investigate the non-monotonic behavior of the temporal error for an exact three-dimensional solution. We also present direct numerical simulations of a turbulent channel-flow, and demonstrate the stability of this approach even for marginal resolution unlike its Eulerian counterpart.
- Fluid Mechanics