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Old   December 1, 2017, 09:29
Default Use of turbulent intensity and the turbulence length scale?
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Dear all,
Can somebody help me what is the use of turbulent intensity and the turbulence length scale in turbulence model? why do we put them as input data when we are making turbulence model simulation?Many thanks for your help!
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Old   December 1, 2017, 13:49
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In boundary value problems you specify the governing equations, provide boundary conditions, and then solve for the solution inside the domain,

Hence in addition to pressure, velocity, temperature and so on at boundaries, you also must provide the turbulence (but according to the turbulence variables in your model). If you are using k-epsilon model then you need to specify k and epsilon at boundaries. If you are using k-omega model then you need to specify k and omega at boundaries. etc. Fluent has a feature that allows you to specify instead the turbulence intensity and length scale as a convenience option because people generally have a better feel for intensity and length scale (as opposed to k & epsilon or k & omega).
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