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A consistent methodology for the derivation and calibration of a macroscopic turbulence model for flows in porous media

Drouin, Marie and Grégoire, Olivier and Simonin, Olivier A consistent methodology for the derivation and calibration of a macroscopic turbulence model for flows in porous media. (2013) International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 63. 401-413. ISSN 0017-9310

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2013.03.060


This work aims to model turbulent flows in media laden with solid structures according to porous media approach. A complete set of macroscopic transport equations is derived by spatially averaging the Reynolds averaged governing equations. A two-scale analysis highlights energy transfers between macroscopic and sub-filter kinetic energies (dispersive and turbulent kinetic energies). Additional terms coming from the averaging procedure and representing solids/fluid interactions and turbulent contributions are modeled. Connections between turbulence modeling and dispersion modeling are presented. Other closure expressions are determined using physical considerations and spatial averaging of microscopic computations. A special care is given to the calibration methodology for the phenomenological coefficients. Results of the present model are successfully compared to volume-averaged reference results coming from fine scale computations and show significant improvements with respect to previous macroscopic models.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0017931013002676
HAL Id:hal-00952032
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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