The ERCOFTAC junction flow is numerically simulated with both a structured and an unstructured RANS solver for incompressible flows. The structured code adopts a finite volume, cell-centered formulation while the unstructured code uses residual distribution schemes and a vertex centered storage of the unknowns. Two differential eddy viscosity models, based on local quantities, are considered in the computations: the one-equation Spalart- Allmaras model and the two equations k - ε model proposed by Lam and Bremhorst. The grid dependence of the numerical solutions is evaluated by means of a convergence analysis based on computation of the GCI and a code-to-code comparison. The numerical results provided by both turbulence models are compared with the experimental measurements of the pressure and velocity fields.

RANS simulations of a junction flow

Di Mascio A.;
2005-01-01

Abstract

The ERCOFTAC junction flow is numerically simulated with both a structured and an unstructured RANS solver for incompressible flows. The structured code adopts a finite volume, cell-centered formulation while the unstructured code uses residual distribution schemes and a vertex centered storage of the unknowns. Two differential eddy viscosity models, based on local quantities, are considered in the computations: the one-equation Spalart- Allmaras model and the two equations k - ε model proposed by Lam and Bremhorst. The grid dependence of the numerical solutions is evaluated by means of a convergence analysis based on computation of the GCI and a code-to-code comparison. The numerical results provided by both turbulence models are compared with the experimental measurements of the pressure and velocity fields.
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