Three-dimensional numerical simulation of air flow around a cubic model by means of large eddy simulation

Shuzo Murakami, Akashi Mochida, Kazuki Hibi

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The unsteady, turbulent flowfield around a cubic model has been simulated by means of large eddy simulation (LES). The resolvable-scale flowfield has been obtained directly by solving the filtered, three-dimensional, time-dependent Navier-Stokes equations. The subgrid-scale motions were simulated by an SGS eddy viscosity model. The computed mean velocity dstributions and various turbulence statistics (i.e. turbulence intensity, velocity spectrum, integral scale, etc.) were compared to those obtained from wind-tunnel experiments to examine the accuracy of LES from the viewpoint of engineering applications. The correspondence between numerical simulation and wind-tunnel experiments is found to be good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-305
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering


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