A Low-Reynolds-Number K-ε Model Reflecting Characteristics of a Reynolds Stress Model

Ken ichi Abe, Tsuguo Kondoh, Yasutaka Nagano

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A new type of k-ε model which incorporates some essential characteristics of a Reynolds stress model is proposed. The present model is a nonlinear k-ε model taking into account the low-Reynolds-number effects near the wall and applicable to complex flows with separation and reattachment. The model predicts quite successfully both wall-turbulent and homogeneous shear flows, the latter of which has been very difficult to simulate with the existing k-ε models. Furthermore, the comparison of the computational results with the DNS data for channel flows with injection and suction at the wall surface, indicates that the present model is also effective in calculating turbulent flows under complicated boundary conditions as encountered in engineering applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1714-1721
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B
Issue number585
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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