An Evaluation of Mean Reynolds Stress Turbulence Models: The Triple Velocity Correlation

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D. E. Cormack

Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

L. G. Leal, J. H. Seinfeld

Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

J. Fluids Eng 100(1), 47-54 (Mar 01, 1978) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448614 History: Received April 19, 1976; Online October 12, 2010


A four-parameter model is presented for the triple velocity correlation which appears in the mean Reynolds stress tensor equations of turbulence. A comparison with the closure models of Hanjalic and Launder [1], Daly and Harlow [2], Wyngaard, Coté, and Rao [3], and Shir [4], in the context of existing experimental data, indicates that the proposed model is superior. It is also demonstrated that, of the one-parameter models, the Hanjalic-Launder model best approximates the data. Due to the complexity of the four-parameter representation, it is recommended that the Hanjalic-Launder model be used for computational purposes.

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