Analysis of nonlinear spectral eddy-viscosity models of turbulence

Max Gunzburger, Eunjung Lee, Yuki Saka, Catalin Trenchea, Xiaoming Wang

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Fluid turbulence is commonly modeled by the Navier-Stokes equations with a large Reynolds number. However, direct numerical simulations are not possible in practice, so that turbulence modeling is introduced. We study artificial spectral viscosity models that render the simulation of turbulence tractable. We show that the models are well posed and have solutions that converge, in certain parameter limits, to solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations. We also show, using the mathematical analyses, how effective choices for the parameters appearing in the models can be made. Finally, we consider temporal discretizations of the models and investigate their stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-332
Number of pages39
JournalJournal of Scientific Computing
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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