A parallel algorithm is presented for the Direct Numerical Simulation of buoyancy-induced flows in open or partially confined periodic domains, containing immersed cylindrical bodies of arbitrary cross-section. The governing equations are discretized by means of the Finite Volume method on Cartesian grids. A semi-implicit scheme is employed for the diffusive terms, which are treated implicitly on the periodic plane and explicitly along the homogeneous direction, while all convective terms are explicit, via the second-order Adams-Bashfort scheme. The contemporary solution of velocity and pressure fields is achieved by means of a projection method. The numerical resolution of the set of linear equations resulting from discretization is carried out by means of efficient and highly parallel direct solvers. Verification and validation of the numerical procedure is reported in the paper, for the case of flow around an array of heated cylindrical rods arranged in a square lattice. Grid independence is assessed in laminar flow conditions, and DNS results in turbulent conditions are presented for two different grids and compared to available literature data, thus confirming the favorable qualities of the method.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||A fast algorithm for Direct Numerical Simulation of natural convection flows in arbitrarily-shaped periodic domains|
|Autori:||Angeli, D; Stalio, E; Corticelli, M A; Barozzi, G S|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/1742-6596/655/1/012054|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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