New molecular transport model for FDF/LES of turbulence with passive scalar

Marta Wacławczyk, Jacek Pozorski, Jean-Pierre Minier

Flow, Turbulence and Combustion

81, 2008, 235, 10.1007/s10494-007-9112-4

The paper addresses the issue of modelling and computation of wall-bounded turbulent flows with passive scalars. In the present approach, the large eddy simulation (LES) method is used to compute the velocity field in the near-wall zone. The LES is coupled with the Lagrangian filtered density function (FDF) model for the transport of a passive scalar. In the paper, we propose two models to account for the molecular transport near the wall and investigate their behaviour in the limit case of small filter widths. One of the models is tested numerically, and computational results for a heated channel flow are compared with the available DNS data.