Large eddy simulation of internal flowfield in porous chamber with surface mass injection

Sourabh Apte, Vigor Yang

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Turbulent compressible flows in a porous chamber with surface transpiration have been analyzed numerically. Large-eddy-simulation technique is used to study the flow evolution within the chamber. The formulation treats the spatially filtered, Favre-averaged conservation equations of mass, momentum, and energy for compressible flows. The contribution of the large energy-carrying structures to momentum and energy transfer is computed exactly, and the effect of small-scales of turbulence is modeled using dynamic subgrid-scale model. The governing equations and the associated boundary conditions are numerically solved by means of a fĩnite-volume-technique using fourth-order Runge-Kutta scheme with domain decomposition and parallel processing. The evolution of vorticity field within the chamber indicates three successive regimes of flow development: the laminar, transition, and fully turbulent flow, respectively. Results show good comparison for the mean pressure and velocity profiles with the experimental data. The flowfield is dominated by strain rates in the axial direction resulting in higher turbulence intensity in the axial component compared with the vertical and spanwise direction. The present three-dimensional simulation predicts the turbulence intensity and Reynolds stress levels fairly accurately as compared with earlier work. The importance of vortex-stretching phenomenon to accurately capture the dissipation and production rates in a turbulent flowfield is elucidated in the present work.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 2000 Jan 102000 Jan 13


Other38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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