Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics
46, 2, pp. 243-256, Warsaw 2008
Some remarks on modelling and simulation of turbulence
The paper presents contemporary developments in the field of deterministic description of turbulence with special reference to Large Eddy Simulation (LES) methods. The limitations of conventional turbulence modelling based on stochastic methodology have been discussed, and reasons for development of deterministic approach outlined. It has been shown that the computational power of the fastest available computers restrict possible DNS (Direct Numerical Simulation) solutions to the range of small Reynolds numbers. Finally, basic assumptions have been formulated for the LES formalism that seem to offer a reasonable compromise between the tendency towards the deterministic solution to Navier-Stokes equations and the existing computational resources.
Keywords: turbulence; RANS; LES; DNS