We report a Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection in a laterally unbounded domain confined between two horizontal parallel walls, for Rayleigh number 105 and Prandtl number 0.7. The DNS data are used to study the properties of the subgrid-scale flux of the active temperature field in the framework of Large Eddy Simulation (LES). In particular, starting from the generalized Yaglom equation, we analyze how the thermal energy is produced, transferred and dissipated in the augmeneted space of scales and positions of the flow. The understanding of these processes is then used to propose appropriate formulations for the subgrid-scale flux that will be tested by means of a posteriori analysis of LES simulations performed in the same flow conditions.
Analysis of the Yaglom equation and subgrid modelling approaches for thermally driven turbulence / Cimarelli, A.; Togni, R.; de Angelis, E.. - (2015). (Intervento presentato al convegno 15th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2015 tenutosi a nld nel 2015).