CFD transition modeling: Blending classical methods with modern tools (invited)

James G. Coder, Mark D. Maughmer

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There is a distinct need for laminar-turbulent transition modeling capabilities in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solvers. Classical methods for transition prediction, including local-correlation methods and linear-stability theory, are based on quantities normally associated with integral boundary-layer methods rather than considered in CFD calculations. Nevertheless, it is desirable to model transition using the same methods used to model turbulence so as to be compatible with available solution methods and parallelization. Several such transition models are described, including the amplification factor transport model that incorporates the well-known linear stability theory (eN) method into a CFD-compatible model. Selected results of this model are included along with a brief discussion on the future outlook.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781624103629
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2015 - Dallas, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2015Jun 26 2015

Publication series

Name45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference


Other45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Aerospace Engineering


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