A spectral vanishing viscosity method for large-eddy simulations of two-fluid flow
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DNS studies of turbulent flows have proved to be inefficient in terms of time and computational resources. On the other hand, Large-eddy simulation (LES) is an effective approach towards modeling turbulence. The current research applies an extension of the Spectral Vanishing Viscosity (SVV) method to finite differences. This straight-forward LES technique allows turbulence modeling without the need for filtering or upwinding. The result is a hybrid DNS/LES Solver. The solver is applied to the two-fluid problem of falling liquid film in the presence of turbulent gas. Numerical simulation of falling liquid films requires a mathematical representation of the multiphase flow. A Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) solver implementing finite volumes is used to solve the Navier-Stokes equations for the liquid phase. The Front Tracking method is used to model the moving gas-liquid interface. Gravity-driven falling liquid films are commonplace in engineering applications. Perturbed falling films dramatically increase the heat/mass transport across the interface compared to flat films, which highlights the significance of studying interfacial flows. The present research aims to develop a numerical tool, which will be used to further investigate falling liquid film phenomena.
Spectral vanishing viscosity
Falling liquid films