Application and Comparison of Two Different DNS Algorithms for Simulating Transition to Turbulence in Taylor-Green Vortex Flow

Yilmaz I., Davidson L., Edis F. O. , Saygin H.

4th Interdisciplinary Turbulence Initiative (ITI) Conference, Bertinoro, Italy, 01 January 2010, vol.141, pp.91-94 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 141
  • City: Bertinoro
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-94


An all-Mach number, fully implicit, non-dissipative DNS algorithm and an incompressible, dissipative DNS algorithm were applied for simulating transition to turbulence in TGV flow to assess their behavior for this flow regime. The all-Mach number solver was developed and parallelized. A method was also adopted to remove oscillating pressure corrections in time. In order to compare the behavior of the algorithms, various flow diagnostics were calculated. The results were also compared to results given in the literature. The development of the flow and the peak structures show some differences due to different dissipative and energy conserving properties of the algorithms. However the physics of TGV flow are well captured by both, even though the grid is not fully resolved.