Title

Turbulent Flow Over a Backward-Facing Step Using Penalty and Equal-Order Finite Element Methods

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

11-11-2002

Publication Title

ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition: Heat Transfer

Publisher

ASME

Volume

6

First page number:

129

Last page number:

135

Abstract

Two-dimensional steady incompressible turbulent flow over a backward-facing step was calculated using equal-order and penalty function finite element methods. The standard k–ε turbulence model with wall functions was applied. Results from both of the methods for pressure-velocity coupling look similar to each other. The greatest discrepancy was observed for the velocity vector plots behind the step. While the equal order method showed physically correct behavior of velocity near the walls, the penalty function method gave oscillations for the velocity component parallel to the wall.

Keywords

Finite element methods; Foundry coatings; Pressure; Speed; Turbulence

Disciplines

Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics | Fluid Dynamics | Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Comments

Conference Proceeding: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2002-39399; ISBN: 0-7918-3637-1

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