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Old   November 21, 2013, 02:50
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Hi,

I have a written a 3D FVM Immersed boundary code. It works fine but I am thinking of running higher Re simulation, which now requires the addition of a turbulence model.

It seems that the Menter SST is a good option. However, how difficult is it to add the turbulence model to my code?

Also, is there any good references on how to start, since my turbulence knowledge is very basic?

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Hi,

You can start reading Turbulence by Davidson for understanding principles of turbulence, and to implement turbulence numerically, you can read Pope or Wilcox, both are good books for numerical modelling.

There are basically two types of turbulence modelling that you can see, one is called as Reynolds Averaged Navier Stoke (RANS) and Large eddy simulation.
Turbulence is a mixture of knowledge and magic so I would suggest you to go through the above books and get a feel of 2 eqn model (k-e) model theoretically, before implementing in Code.

Can you please explain me a little about immersed boundary code that you have written, because I have also been developing FVM solver for general purpose flow problems and I think this might help.
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Just a suggestion, do not start thinking of the turbulence model.... Try to focus first on the type of problem you want to solve, it will address you about the formulation to use (DNS/LES/RANS/URANS) and then you can think about the turbulence model
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Thank you samurai_01 and FMDenaro for your suggestions.

I will look up the references you gave.

I used the IBM by Yang and Balaras JCP 2006. There's also some other implementation of IBM, dep on your needs.

For my problem, which is low Re, ~10k to 30k, I read that the menter SST is a good option. Anyway, I think the references should give me a better clue.

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