Turbulence Modeling for CFD

29 - 30 July 2013

Location: National Aerospace Institute, Hampton, VA
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This course on turbulence modeling begins with a careful discussion of turbulence physics in the context of modeling. The exact equations governing the Reynolds stresses, and the ways in which these equations can be closed, is outlined.

The course begins with the simplest turbulence models and charts a course leading to some of the most complex models that have been applied to a nontrivial turbulent flow problem. The course stresses the need to achieve a balance amongst the physics of turbulence, mathematical tools required to solve turbulence-model equations, and common numerical problems attending use of such equations.

Key Topics
  • Turbulence physics and the closure problem
  • Algebraic models
  • One- and two-equation models
  • Stress-transport models
  • Compressibility effects
  • Numerical considerations

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for all research engineers, programmers and managers engaged in CFD. Managers will learn what constitutes a suitable turbulence model for a given application. Engineers and programmers will learn the truths and myths of turbulence modeling and a systematic methodology for testing and validating turbulence models.