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Matteo85 June 9, 2009 05:35

Checkerboarding problem in LES

I've been testing LES/DES models using the central differencing scheme for the convective term of the momentum equation, on some test-cases in which the flow encounters a bluff body (square cylinder; ribs in a channel). Despite adopting configurations and grids very similar to the ones employed in some works present in literature, the simulations I've been running suffer from the well-known problem of Checkerboarding, that presents itself in the velocity field (it persists even averaging in time) but not in the pressure field.
This frequent presence of checkerboarding is quite strange, considering that the central scheme employs the interpolation of Rie&Chow, which is just meant to avoid the problem.
I'd like to know if any of you has experienced such difficulties in using the central difference scheme in OF.

Thank you very much,


ngj June 10, 2009 05:41

This is tour third posting in a new thread since yesterday with the exact same wording. It will definitely not help you to get an answer, and furthermore your are cluttering the Forum with useless thread, so people following you, will have less change to find any relevant information.

Best regards,


Matteo85 June 11, 2009 02:30

Dear Niels,

I perfectly know how to behave correctly without your help ("your", not "tour"..);
if you look carefully my posts are 2, not 3, and the 2nd is a correction of the 1st, that's not just the same wording.. I did write the 1st thread twice, but only because I checked and the thread didn't appear among the new ones.

I'll be waiting for some useful contribution

My kindest regards.


Tarak September 15, 2012 22:15

Hii Matteo,

I'm facing the same problem too, but I'm using linearUpwind as the convection scheme. Did you find any solution to your problem?


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