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Scott Nordsen February 26, 2010 10:08

Turbulence Schmidt Number for AV
What is the Turbulence Schmidt Number used for the diffusive term for additional variable transport equations? I expect it is 2 for k-w, but what if a k-eps is enabled where the Sc,t is different for the equations?

I am using additional variables (AVs) for a turbulence model.
As a test, I implement k-w model for a mixing layer.
For a first step, I am setting source terms based on CFX k and w.
Thus, the k and AV k equations should have the same source terms.
I expect that my AV k will be pretty close to CFX k. However, there are differences.
For this problem this can only be the diffusive term


John February 26, 2010 10:31

As I recall, the default Turbulence Schmidt Number for species transport equation is 0.9.

Scott Nordsen February 26, 2010 12:10

Thanks that seems to have done it

Next question is how to change? What if no heat transfer option is set?

John February 26, 2010 18:21

Option = Eddy Diffusivity
Turbulent Schmidt Number = ??

Scott Nordsen March 12, 2010 15:22

I was wondering if there are other options for Option = ...

I would like to have a different turbulent diffusivity for the scalar equations than the momentum equations.

I have tried doing this by having a fancier function for the kinematic viscosity setting at the Domain Level.

However, it seems to be more restrictive on the variables being passed than say at the Subdomain level for the source terms.

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