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CH September 14, 2002 18:43

Non-dimensional k-w
Hi all. I am trying to implement Wilcox's two equation k-w turbulence model, and am having a hard time with the non-dimensionalization of 'w'. What is the appropriate non-d parameter:

(1) w_inf = U_inf/L-inf

(2) w_inf = (U_inf)**2/L-inf

(3) w_inf = sqrt(U_inf**3 /(Nu_inf * L-inf))

Depending on the parameter used, the Reynolds number term appears in front of the Dissipation term. What is the physics behind determining which parameter to use? Is it a problem-based choice? My test cases would involve supersonic external flows.

Thanks for all your input.

CH September 14, 2002 18:46

Oops! The second parameter should have been

(2) w_inf = U_inf/Nu_inf

which gives the correct dimensions of 1/time for w.


sylvain September 16, 2002 09:36

Re: Non-dimensional k-w
If you already have a k-eps model implemented, look at its non-d parameters. First of all, w=eps/k, so the non-dimensionalized form of k and eps will give you the appropriate form of w.


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