Evaluation of a subgrid-scale model for the temperature fluctuations in reacting turbulence

M. Pino Martín Aguirre, Graham V. Candler

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A direct numerical simulation database is used to develop a new model for the subgrid-scale temperature fluctuations for use in the large-eddy simulations of turbulent hypersonic flows. The model uses a probability density representation of the temperature fluctuations where the parameters that describe the probability density function (PDF) are based on local resolved-scale flow conditions. The model is calibrated and tested by comparison to direct numerical simulation results. The simple single-variable PDF captures the temperature fluctuations reasonably, but it over-predicts the magnitude of the density fluctuations and the rate of reaction. This is caused by the coupling between the temperature and density (or pressure) fluctuations in the compressible flow. Therefore, a more complicated multiple-variable or conditional PDF model is required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1997
Event35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1997 - Reno, United States
Duration: Jan 6 1997Jan 9 1997


Other35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1997
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to acknowledge support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant AF/F49620-96-1-0269. This work was also sponsored in part by the Army High Performance Computing ResearchCenter under the auspices of the Department of the Army, Army Research Laboratory cooperative agreement number DAAHQ4-95-2-0003/contract number DAAH04-95-C-0008. Computer time was provided in part by the University of Minnesota Supercomputer Institute

Publisher Copyright:
© 1997, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.


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