A new transport equation for intermittency factor is proposed to model transitional flows. The intermittent behavior of the transitional flows is incorporated into the computations by modifying the eddy viscosity, obtainable from a turbulence model, with the intermittency factor, In this paper, Menter’s SST model is employed to compute and other turbulent quantities. The proposed intermittency transport equation can be considered as a blending of two models—Steelant and Dick and Cho and Chung. The former was proposed for near-wall flows and was designed to reproduce the streamwise variation of the intermittency factor in the transition zone following Dhawan and Narasimha correlation and the latter was proposed for free shear flows and a realistic cross-stream variation of the intermittency profile was reproduced. The new model was used to predict the series experiments assembled by Savill including flows with different freestream turbulence intensities and two pressure-gradient cases. For all test cases good agreements between the computed results and the experimental data were observed. [S0098-2202(00)02302-6]
Modeling of Flow Transition Using an Intermittency Transport Equation
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division April 29, 1999; revised manuscript received February 8, 2000. Associated Technical Editor: P. Bradshaw.
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Suzen, Y. B., and Huang, P. G. (February 8, 2000). "Modeling of Flow Transition Using an Intermittency Transport Equation ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. June 2000; 122(2): 273–284. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.483255
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