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dc.contributorLahey, Richard T.
dc.contributorJansen, Kenneth E.
dc.contributor.authorTrofimova, Alisa V.
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T10:54:20Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T10:54:20Z
dc.date.created2008-02-04T14:27:11Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/4068
dc.descriptionDecember 2007
dc.descriptionSchool of Engineering
dc.description.abstractDirect numerical simulations (DNS) of incompressible turbulent channel flows at Re = 180 τ and 395 (i.e. Reynolds number, based on the friction velocity and channel half-width) were performed using a stabilized finite element method (FEM). These simulations have been motivated by the fact that the use of stabilized finite element methods for DNS and LES is fairly recent and thus the question of how accurately these methods capture the wide range of scales in a turbulent flow remains open. To help address this question, we present converged results of turbulent channel flows under statistical equilibrium in terms of mean velocity, mean shear stresses, root mean square velocity fluctuations, auto-correlation coefficients, one-dimensional energy spectra and balances of the transport equation for turbulent kinetic energy. These results are consistent with previously published DNS results based on a pseudo-spectral method, thereby demonstrating the accuracy of the stabilized FEM for turbulence simulations.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectEngineering physics
dc.titleDirect numerical simulation of turbulent channel flows using a stabilized finite element method
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid9803
dc.digitool.pid9804
dc.digitool.pid9806
dc.digitool.pid9805
dc.digitool.pid9807
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.relation.departmentDept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering


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