A variational multiscale higher-order finite element formulation for turbomachinery flow computations. (English) Zbl 1093.76032

Summary: The variational multiscale approach for finite elements addresses the inclusion of the effect of fine scales of the solution in the coarse problem. In this framework advective-diffusive-reactive equations modelling turbomachinery flows feature both advection and reaction induced instabilities to be tackled. To this end, this work deals with a new method called V-SGS (Variable-SubGrid Scale), designed for quadratic elements, with a variable ‘intrinsic time’ parameter. Two-dimensional tests have been considered to compare V-SGS against SUPG and other stabilization devices, including the flow around a NACA 4412 airfoil to assess its reliability in the handling of advanced turbulence closures on cruder meshes.


76M10 Finite element methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76U05 General theory of rotating fluids
76F60 \(k\)-\(\varepsilon\) modeling in turbulence
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