kw Turbulence model implementation
Dear Friends,
I am working on the implementation of kw turbulence model for 2d flows and I have a few problems, which I would like to clear. The turbulence model of Wilcox(1988) has been implemented by me in a coupled fasion, with implicit time stepping. 1. The code blows off after reaching a residue of 1e4 on fine meshes. 2. k and w are becoming negative. There are a few references that talk about limiting k and w, but the procedure is not well explained. I believe that the blow up of the code and the simultaneous degradation in the contours is because of improper limiting. It would be a big help if anyone could clarfiy these doubts and/or point to references that contain substantial discussions in this regard. Thanks in advance, Suneesh 
Re: kw Turbulence model implementation
normally the k starts attaining ve value first.then obviously solution blows up. adopt linearisation of k eqn. also ensure attainable convergence of the continuity eqn.

Re: kw Turbulence model implementation
There are a lot of lower limits on K and omega to prevent them below unphysical value. For example, From http://cfl3d.larc.nasa.gov/Cfl3dv6/cfl3dv6.html, CFL3d imposes the below limit on omega and K: If either nondimensional omega or nondimensional K drops equal to or below 1.0e20, they will be reset to 1.0e20. From http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/winddocs...urbulence.html, WINDUS software sets kmin and εmin to 10âˆ'10 and 10âˆ'12, respectively. You can also find a more complicate formula to limit omega and K from www.taurus.dlr.de/user_guide/user_guide.pdf. Which way is the best rests on the problem you solve

Re: kw Turbulence model implementation
Dear Peter Zhao and pkm,
Thanks for the suggestions. I shall check them out. I would also like to know if some upper limits are provided for k and w, and also like to know if there are limits on the eddy viscosity. Thanks in advance, Regards, Suneesh 
experimetal or numerical data channel flow
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I am working on the simulation of turbulent mixed convection in vertical channel flow , I have validated my code for forced convection and the natural convection in a tall and square cavity, I want to validate my code for mixed o natural convection in the vertical channel flow, Please anyone can send to me experimental or numerical data for the validation code. sincerely thank a lot 
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