Two-session eLearning course
This course has been expanded from the original one session to two sessions, in order to cover even more content and allow more time for questions and tutor interaction
The majority of flows in nature and in engineering applications are turbulent. Turbulent flow fields are three dimensional, chaotic, diffusive, dissipative, and random. These flows are characterized by velocity fluctuations in all directions with infinite number of scales. Exact analytical solution of Navier-Stokes equations for turbulent flows is not currently possible since these equations are elliptic, non‐linear, and coupled. Furthermore, direct numerical simulation (DNS) of turbulent flows is not currently practical due to significant computational resources required. So far, direct numerical simulation approach has only been applied for a limited class of simple low Reynolds number applications.
Presently, turbulence modelling based on Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) equations is the most common and practical approach for turbulence simulation. RANS are time-averaged modification of Navier-Stokes equations and turbulence models are semi-empirical mathematical relations that are used to predict the general effect of turbulence. The objective of turbulence modelling is to develop equations that will predict the time-averaged velocity, pressure, and temperature fields without calculating the complete turbulent flow pattern as a function of time. Unfortunately, there is no single universally accepted turbulence model that works for all flows and all regimes. Therefore, users have to use engineering judgement to choose from a number of different alternatives sine the accuracy and effectiveness of each model varies depending on the application.
Successful application of turbulence modelling requires engineering judgement depending on physics of the flow, accuracy, project requirements, turnaround time, and computational resources available.
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|CFDkn2||State the Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes equations.|
|CFDkn6||List in order of complexity the range of turbulence models for RANS modelling approaches.|
|CFDco4||Explain why turbulence models are required and classify the range of models currently available.|
|CFDco5b||Review the available turbulence models for RANS approaches and discuss their strengths, weaknesses and their applicability to a range of different flow conditions.|
|CFDco8||Explain the difference between RANS and LES turbulence modelling approaches.|
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