Elements of Turbulence Modeling

Elements of Turbulence Modeling

  • What are the challenges faced in 3-D turbulent flow simulations?

  • What are practical approaches to simulate turbulent flows?

  • There are many turbulence models. What are the bases for these models?

  • What are the advantages and limitations of each model?

  • How do I select a turbulence model for my applications?

Get the answers to these questions and more with this industry-leading, code-independent  course.

This  course covers a range of topics including:

  • Understanding turbulence, energy cascade & vortex stretching
  • Turbulence scales, time averaging and closure problems
  • Boussinesq hypothesis
  • Various RANS-based models
  • Wall treatment
  • y+, Detached Eddy and hybrid models 

What will you learn?

  • Understanding turbulence and various turbulence scales
  • Various approaches in simulating turbulent flows
  • Wall treatment and y+
  • Advantages and limitations of various approaches
  • Procedure to select an appropriate model

What questions will this course answer?

  • Why so many different turbulence models and what are the advantages and limitations of each?
  • What is y+ and how does that affect my turbulent flow simulations?
  • There are so many turbulence models, how do I go about selecting one for my application?

Who should attend?

  • Practicing engineers who wish to learn more about how to choose and apply effective turbulence modelling in their CFD analysis.

Turbulence models based on Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) equations are the most common and practical approaches for turbulence simulation. Unfortunately, there is no single universally accepted turbulence model that works for all flows and all regimes. Therefore, users have to use engineering judgment to choose from a number of different alternatives since the accuracy and effectiveness of each model varies depending on the application. This course provides the attendees with basic understanding of complexities in turbulence simulation and introduces them to most commonly used turbulence models with their advantages and limitations.

Strong effort is made for the course to be CFD software neutral. However, examples from some of the more well-known and popular software will be used throughout the sessions.

The course is completely code independent.


PSE Competencies addressed by this training course 

ID Competence Statement
CFDkn3 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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