Transition and turbulence decay in the taylor-green vortex

F.F. Grinstein, C. Fureby, D. Drikakis, D. Youngs

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In this work, Monotone Integrated LES (MILES) and conventional LES models have been used to investigate the Taylor-Green Vortex (TGV) problem. We have examined the behavior of MILES based on various different high-resolution schemes, including 2nd and 4th order FCT, CB-Godunov, and Lagrange Remap algorithms. Conventional LES approaches tested included Smagorinsky, Dynamic Smagorinsky models, One-Equation Eddy-Viscosity model (OEEVM), as well as a mixed model (MM) combining an OEEVM and a scale similarity model. Comparisons of TGV integral measures based on the present simulations are made with previously reported and new DNS data. The results show that all the MILES approaches employed here can provide stable and acceptable (in terms of accuracy) solutions without resorting to an explicit subgrid scale (SGS) model, as well as using relatively coarse grids. The results also show that the kinetic energy dissipation rate does depend on the details of the numerical scheme employed (and its particular associated implicit SGS model). Therefore, even though MILES provides a fairly robust computational framework for LES, there is plenty of room to achieve improvements on MILES performance based on better understanding of the specific dissipation and dispersion properties of the different high-resolution schemes. In particular, further such investigations are clearly warranted in order to gain better insights into the accuracy (and computational behavior in general) of MILES in relation to LES.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2006
Event44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2006 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 9 Jan 200612 Jan 2006


Conference44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV


  • Lagrange remap
  • monotone integrated LES (MILES)
  • resolution schemes
  • Smagorinsky models
  • Taylor-green vortex
  • computational methods
  • computer simulation
  • numerical analysis
  • turbulence models
  • viscosity
  • vortex flow


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