The Characteristics Research of Tube Vortex Based on Large Eddy Simulation
Numerical simulation of three-dimensional transient turbulent flow in the whole flow passage of a Francis turbine were based upon the large eddy simulation(LES) technique on Smargorinsky model and sliding mesh technology. The steady flow data simulated with the standard k-εmodel was used as the initial conditions for the unsteady simulation. The results show that LES can do well transient turbulent flow simulation in a Francis turbine with complex geometry. The computational method provides some reference for exploring the mechanism of eddy formation in a complex turbulent of hydraulic machinery.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
D. Zhang et al., "The Characteristics Research of Tube Vortex Based on Large Eddy Simulation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 3657-3661, 2012