RNG in turbulence and modeling of bypass transition
- Yang, Zhigang
- Oct 1, 1991.
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- Two projects are considered: the Renormalization Group (RNG) analysis of turbulence modeling, and the calculation of bypass transition through turbulence modeling. RNG is a process which eliminates small scales on the uneliminated large scales as the change in the transport properties. It is because of this property of RNG that it was previously suggested that RNG could be used as a model builder in turbulence modeling. The possibility is studied of constructing RNG based turbulence models, and to try to proceed to do the modeling through RNG in parallel with the classical approach. The numerical predictions made by RNG models and by classical models is compared against data from Direct Numerical Simulation. While in an environment with freestream turbulence, the transition initiated by the instability of the laminar boundary layer to Tollmien-Schlichting waves is found to be a bypass one in which turbulent spots are formed without T-S wave amplification. The formation is a random process, and flow within a turbulent spot is almost fully turbulent. This suggests the possibility of using turbulence modeling to describe and predict the bypass transition.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19920014098.
Accession ID: 92N23341.
NASA. Lewis Research Center, Center for Modeling of Turbulence and Transition (CMOTT). Research Briefs: 1990; p 16-18.
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