Hybrid RANS-LES Methods for Industrial CFD
June 18-19, 2012
National Insitute of Aerospace, Room 101
Course: NIA is proud to present this ERCOFTAC organized course to the US Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) community. A previous version of the course was presented in Munich, Germany on May 27-28, 2010. The course has been organized by Dr. Charles Mocket and the ERCOFTAC Coordinator for the course is Dr. Richard Seoud. The US delivery is coordinated by Dr. Colin Britcher of NIA.
Venue: The course will be at the National Institute of Aerospace, Room 101 (note: new location). Attendees may stay at the Crowne-Plaza Hotel at the Hampton Marina in Hampton Virginia. A block of rooms has been reserved at the discounted conference rate $77 plus tax per night. The rooms will be held until May 15, 2012. Rooms may be reserved by calling toll-free 1-888-233-9527 and asking for the group block “NIA”, or by accessing the booking link: Room Reservation – LES Course
Registration: The course fee will be $1200. The fee includes course registration, course material, lunches, refreshment and the course dinner held at the Virginia Air and Space Center. Please note that accommodations are not included in the course fee.
NASA civil servants who wish to register for the course should submit a standard external training request (Form 182) in SATERN for approval. They should also register on the web below, but their registrations will not be finalized until we receive confirmation from NSSC.
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We request that all attendees use the above link to register, including those who are participating via the block registration as well as those individually registering. Additionally, we request that all instructors for the class also register in order to have correct badging information.
Background: Turbulence is one of the last remaining challenges in the simulation of fluid flows. Although RANS (Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes) turbulence models are still very widely used, these approaches are being slowly supplanted by Large Eddy Simulation (LES). However, LES is prohibitively expensive for the industrial simulation of wallbounded flows, especially at high Reynolds number. As a result, a family of Hybrid RANS-LES techniques, of which Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) is one member, are being increasingly used for the modelling of flow in and around complex geometries. Due to the current lack of readily-available expert guidance on the application of Hybrid RANS-LES techniques, and the emergence of DES as one of the tools of the trade, ERCOFTAC has drawn upon its worldwide network of academic and industrial experts to provide a training course aimed at an industrial CFD audience and relevant to a wide range of industry sectors including: Aerospace, automotive, chemical and process, civil and built environment, power generation and the wider engineering community.
Specifically, this course aims to provide:
- An overview of turbulence modelling.
- A firm foundation in the theory and ideas underlying, RANS, LES and Hybrid RANS-LES techniques.
- Recommendation and guidance for the appropriate and effective application of Hybrid RANS-LES. Examples from real-world engineering simulations, using the DES class of models.
- Dr. Charles Mockett, CFD Software, GmbH, TU Berlin, Germany
- Prof. Kyle Squires, Arizona State Univ, Arizona, USA
- Prof. Bernard Geurts, Univ. Twente, Twente, The Netherlands
- Dr. Dominic von Terzi, GE Global Research, Munich, Germany
- Dr. Harmen van der Ven, National Aerospace Laboratory, The Netherlands
- Mr. Fred Mendonca, CD-Adapco, London, UK
Please Click Here for Course Agenda
If you have any questions about the short course, please contact Kris Kennedy at (757) 325-6731.