Large eddy simulation using high-resolution and high-order methods

D. Drikakis, M. Hahn, A. Mosedale, B. Thornber

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Restrictions on computing power make direct numerical simulation too expensive for complex flows; thus, the development of accurate large eddy simulation (LES) methods, which are industrially applicable and efficient, is required. This paper reviews recent findings about the leading order dissipation rate associated with high-resolution methods and improvements to the standard schemes for use in highly turbulent flows. Results from implicit LES are presented for a broad range of flows and numerical schemes, ranging from the second-order monotone upstream-centered schemes for conservation laws to very high-order (up to ninth-order) weighted essentially non-oscillatory schemes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2985-2997
Number of pages13
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1899
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2009


  • high-order methods
  • high-resolution methods
  • large eddy simulation
  • turbulence
  • complex flow
  • computing power
  • conservation law
  • dissipation rates
  • high resolution
  • high-order
  • large eddy simulation methods
  • leading orders
  • numerical scheme
  • second orders
  • weighted essentially nonoscillatory scheme
  • numerical methods


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