A numerical method for large-eddy simulation in complex geometries

K. Mahesh, G. Constantinescu, P. Moin

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We discuss the development of a numerical algorithm, and solver capable of performing large-eddy simulation in the very complex geometries often encountered in industrial applications. The algorithm is developed for unstructured hybrid grids, is non-dissipative, yet robust at high Reynolds numbers on highly skewed grids. Simulation results for a variety of flows are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-240
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 10 2004


  • Complex geometries
  • Energy-conserving schemes
  • Gas-turbine combustor
  • Large-eddy simulation
  • Unstructured grids

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