Turbulence energy and diffusion transport of third-moments in a separating and reattaching flow

R. S. Amano, P. Goel, J. C. Chai

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For accurate prediction of turbulent flow in separated and reattaching regions, it is necessary to incorporate second- and third-moments of turbulent fluctuations. The turbulence energy and the energy dissipation rate equations are modified by incorporating second-order closure. Moreover, a transport equation model for the third-order closure with a near-wall correction is developed for the evaluation of the diffusive action of the second-moments. After comparison of the results with experimental data, it is concluded that the models developed here improve the prediction of triple-velocity correlations in both recirculating and redeveloping flow regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-282
Number of pages10
JournalAIAA Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes


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