Project abstract for group candlerg

Large-Eddy Simulation of High-Speed Turbulent Flows

The use of large-eddy simulations (LES) has become widespread in many areas of engineering, but this approach is almost never used for the analysis of high-speed flows. The main deficiency has been the lack of reliable numerical methods that are sufficiently robust to work in the presence of strong shock waves and with low levels of numerical dissipation so that turbulent motion is accurately captured. Recently, this group has made advances in this area, and they are now starting to apply large-eddy simulation methods to hypersonic flows, and in particular to high-speed combustion applications. MSI resources support the development and testing of subgrid-scale models for the LES of these flows.