An improved low-Reynolds-number κ-ε turbulence model for recirculating flows

H. H. Cho, R. J. Goldstein

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Abstract

A revised form of the low-Reynolds-number κ-ε turbulence model is presented that aptly describes recirculating (separated and reattached) flows. The revised model is well suited for low to moderate Reynolds numbers. It is applied to two-dimensional channel flows, flow over a backward facing step, and flow over a forward facing step to calculate flow fields and surface heat or mass transfer rates. Results from the present model are in better agreement with experimental data than other low-Reynoldsnumber models. Asymmetric flow through an array of rectangular cylinders, as well as in a two-dimensional symmetric sudden expansion duct, is found numerically and supported by experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1495-1508
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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