Application of the Algebraic Subgrid Turbulent Kinetic Energy Model in LES Model
In this study the dynamic Smagorinsky model (DSM model) and an algebraic model for the subgrid turbulent kinetic energy have been implemented into KIVA3VLES code to investigate the atomization and evaporation processes of diesel spray in a constant volume vessel. Based on the experimental results of the liquid and vapor phase distributions as well as the results obtained by the differential subgrid scale kinetic energy (K-equation) model, the paper reveals the influence of the turbulent kinetic energy model on the fuel spray prediction. Computational results show that by combining the DSM model and the algebraic subgrid turbulent energy model, the turbulent diffusion of droplets can be reasonably simulated, the liquid penetration and the predicted liquid and fuel vapor mass fraction contours are close to the experiment results. At the same time, the turbulent kinetic energy given by the DSM model is in agreement with the results by the K-equation model, but with less computational cost..
Weiguo Pan, Jianxing Ren and Yongguang Li
L. Zhou et al., "Application of the Algebraic Subgrid Turbulent Kinetic Energy Model in LES Model", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 347-353, pp. 2576-2581, 2012