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Lattice Boltzmann method for direct numerical simulation of turbulent flows

  • S. S. CHIKATAMARLA (a1), C. E. FROUZAKIS (a1), I. V. KARLIN (a1) (a2), A. G. TOMBOULIDES (a3) and K. B. BOULOUCHOS (a1)...


We present three-dimensional direct numerical simulations (DNS) of the Kida vortex flow, a prototypical turbulent flow, using a novel high-order lattice Boltzmann (LB) model. Extensive comparisons of various global and local statistical quantities obtained with an incompressible-flow spectral element solver are reported. It is demonstrated that the LB method is a promising alternative for DNS as it quantitatively captures all the computed statistics of fluid turbulence.


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Lattice Boltzmann method for direct numerical simulation of turbulent flows

  • S. S. CHIKATAMARLA (a1), C. E. FROUZAKIS (a1), I. V. KARLIN (a1) (a2), A. G. TOMBOULIDES (a3) and K. B. BOULOUCHOS (a1)...


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