|May 8, 2016, 08:12||
Backwards-Facing STEP: SIMPLEC vs Coupled Algorithms
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I am simulating a turbulent channel flow over a backwards-facing step. I have chosen to use RANS + standard k-w turbulence model (with low-Re corrections).
My flow conditions are those from:
Driver, D. & Seegmiller, H., 1985. Features of a reattaching turbulent shear layer in divergent channel flow. AIAA Journal, 23(2), pp. 163-171.
with an inlet pipe length of 1m, outlet pipe length of 5.5m and a step height of 1.27cm.
When I increase my mesh density such that y+ = 1, the SIMPLEC algorithm generates a converged solution only after about 18k iterations whereas the Coupled algorithm only after 3k iterations. In both cases I am using QUICK interpolation schemes. I have compared the two solutions and they are identical.
I know that once low-Re corrections are enabled a converged solution is obtained harder as the equations for k-w are integrated in the boundary layer as well but what I don't understand is why SIMPLEC is slower than the Coupled algorithm. I am simulating an incompressible flow so it shouldn't be the case. I am suspecting that it may be due to the choice in turbulence modelling but I am not sure.
Does anyone know any other potential causes for this?
|coupled, k-w-standard convergece, simplec, turbulence modelling|
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