Implementation of k-kL-ω Turbulence Model for Compressible Flow into OpenFOAM


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The article deals with results of the implementation of the k-kL-ω turbulence model for compressible transitional flow into OpenFOAM. This model was firstly proposed by Walters and Leylek [2] and utilizes the approach of the laminar kinetic energy in order to predict the transition between laminar and turbulent flows. The performance of the implemented model has been tested for the case of flow over a flat plate and the flow through VKI and SE 1050 turbine cascades. The properties of the implementation of the model for compressible flow simulations into OpenFOAM are discussed.



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Cyril Fischer




M. Kožíšek et al., "Implementation of k-kL-ω Turbulence Model for Compressible Flow into OpenFOAM", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 821, pp. 63-69, 2016

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January 2016




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