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clarence_carter July 19, 2011 11:21

"Best Practice" RANS CFD guide/book?
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone knows of any good best practice books for RANS based CFD. I have a fairly good understanding of aerodynamics and RANS modelling, so what I am looking for is more of an applied/practical guide rather than a discussion of theory.

The sort of thing I am looking for is:

-Pros/cons of different turbulence models
-Best practice for various canonical flows, e.g. how many points across LBL, TBL, in region of separation etc.
-Pros/cons of different solvers (e.g commonly used iterative solvers, spatial schemes)
-Boundary condition guidelines for different turbulence models and/or engineering flows
-Operational requirements of turbulence models (e.g. wall-function resolution requirements)

I realise that this sort of information can often be found on line, including this excellent website, but it would be really handy to have in a single book as a reference.

Thank you all in advance for any replies, all advice will be gratefully received!

cfdnewbie July 19, 2011 16:27

There's something called the ERCOFTAC guidelines, which include turbulence models evaluations as well, check this link out:

maybe you could get your hands on that, there's certainly an evaluation of typical RANS models in it....


clarence_carter July 21, 2011 05:25

Thank you very much for your help! The ERCOFTAC guidelines look very close to what i'm after, I will certainly look into it but it's a shame it's so expensive. It's not often I wish I was still a student (it's cheaper then)!

f-w July 21, 2011 11:37

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