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Old   April 22, 2014, 15:25
Default Abe-Kondoh-Nagano low-Re k-epsilon model
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I recently implemented the low-re k-epsilon model by Abe, Kondoh and Nagano.
(Abe K., Kondoh T., Nagano Y., 1994. A new turbulence model for predicting fluid flow and heat transfer in separating and reattaching flows-I. Flow field calculations. Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer 37(1), pp 138-151).

It's probably the low-re ke model that is best suited for heat transfer problems.
This version should be the most stable among those by Nagano et al, as it uses an easy wall condition for epsilon.

At the wall:
epsilon=2*nu*k1/y1^2, where k1 and y1 are the cell-center values at the wall.
This wall function for epsilon is already implemented in openfoam: epsilonLowReWallFunction.
It was intended for the v2f model, but it's the same, at least for low-re cases.
(there may be a problem with the code of epsilonLowReWallFunction (see here), but it doesn't seem to affect this model too much).

If anyone is interested, you can find the model attached to this post.
it is called AbeKondohNaganoKE. just compile it and then add this to controldict:
libs ( "" "" );
I haven't used it that much, I tested it on simple channel flows and flat plates.
So let me know if I missed anything.
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Old   March 21, 2015, 12:04
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Greetings Maff!

I've created a basic wiki page for to help getting your turbulence model a bit better known to the community that uses OpenFOAM technology:

May you or anyone else feel free to update that wiki page!

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