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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Turbulence Modeling for Modern Industrial CFD


    This course covers the fundamentals of turbulence modeling, beginning with the various equation systems and modeling strategies. Theoretical backgrounds are presented for second-moment closure and practical models are presented and demonstrated. Simplifications and alternative eddy-viscosity modeling strategies are considered that are practical for every-day engineering calculations in an industrial environment. Suitable transient approaches are also considered, including several of the most popular hybrid RANS/LES approaches, as well as recent advances in areas such as synthetic turbulence. The agenda will cover a wide variety of turbulence modeling techniques with practical examples of each. Students will have the opportunity to participate in running several example cases using easy-to-use demonstration software on the machines provided.

    Key Topics

    • Understanding of the fundamental second-moment equations
    • Basic modeling strategies for unknown higher-order terms
    • Simplified closures via eddy viscosity concepts
    • Advanced non-linear eddy-viscosity models
    • Advanced Hybrid RANS/LES models, including synthetic turbulence

    Who Should Attend

    This course is aimed at beginner or intermediate engineers using industrial CFD codes.

    Traditional and currently popular classes of turbulence model are explained from the fundamentals with no prior knowledge of modeling required. Hands-on training allows participants to test out various models and modeling options to gain experience that can be used in their own fields of work or research.

    General Course Information

    • Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    • Course Level: Fundamentals
    • Course Length: 2 days
    • AIAA CEU's available: yes