On the role of spectral properties of viscous flux discretization for flow simulations on marginally resolved grids

Amareshwara Sainadh Chamarthi, Hemanth Chandravamsi K., Natan Hoffmann, Sean Bokor, Steven H. Frankel

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Abstract

In this note, the importance of spectral properties of viscous flux discretization in solving compressible Navier–Stokes equations for turbulent flow simulations is discussed. We studied six different methods, divided into two different classes, with poor and better representation of spectral properties at high wavenumbers. Both theoretical and numerical results have revealed that the method with better properties at high wavenumbers, denoted as α-damping type discretization, produced superior solutions compared to the other class of methods. The proposed compact α-damping method converged towards the direct numerical simulation (DNS) solution at lower grid resolution compared with the other class of methods and is, therefore, a better candidate for high fidelity large-eddy simulations (LES) and DNS studies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105742
JournalComputers and Fluids
Volume251
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Diffusion
  • Finite-difference
  • High-frequency damping
  • Turbulence
  • Viscous

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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