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Hybrid RANS-LES Methods for Industrial CFD
National Institute of Aerospace presents the ERCOFTAC organized course to the US Computatonal Fluid Dynamics (CFD) community. This course has been organized by Dr. Charles Mocket and the ERCOFTAC Coordinator, Dr. Richard Seoud.
Date: June 18, 2012 - June 19, 2012
Location: Crowne-Plaza at Hampton Marina, Hampton, Virginia, United States
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Organizer: National Institute of Aerospace
Application Areas: Aerospace, Power Generation, Wind Turbines
Special Fields: Turbulence Modeling, Aerodynamics
Deadlines: June 5, 2012 (registration)
Type of Event: Course, National

Turbulence is one of the last remaining challenges in the 
simulation of fluid flows. Although RANS (Reynolds-Averaged 
Navier Stokes) turbulence models are still very widely 
used, these approaches are being slowly supplanted by Large 
Eddy Simulation (LES). However, LES is prohibitively 
expensive for the industrial simulation of wallbounded 
flows, especially at high Reynolds number. As a result, a 
family of Hybrid RANS-LES techniques, of which Detached 
Eddy Simulation (DES) is one member, are being increasingly 
used for the modelling of flow in and around complex 
geometries. Due to the current lack of readily-available 
expert guidance on the application of Hybrid RANS-LES 
techniques, and the emergence of DES as one of the tools of 
the trade, ERCOFTAC has drawn upon its worldwide network of 
academic and industrial experts to provide a training 
course aimed at an industrial CFD audience and relevant to 
a wide range of industry sectors including: Aerospace, 
automotive, chemical and process, civil and built 
environment, power generation and the wider engineering 

Specifically, this course aims to provide: 

An overview of turbulence modelling.
A firm foundation in the theory and ideas underlying, 
RANS, LES and Hybrid RANS-LES techniques. 

Recommendation and guidance for the appropriate and 
effective application of Hybrid RANS-LES. Examples from 
real-world engineering simulations, using the DES class of 

The course fee will be $1200. The fee includes course 
registration, course material, lunches, refreshment and the 
course dinner held at the Virginia Air and Space Center. 
Please note that accommodations are not included in the 
course fee. 

Event record first posted on May 16, 2012, last modified on May 18, 2012

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