An efficient algorithm for computing the terms appearing in the Generalised Kolmogorov Equation (GKE) written for the indefinite plane channel flow is presented. The algorithm, which features three distinct strategies for parallel computing, is designed such that CPU and memory requirements are kept to a minimum, so that high-Re wall-bounded flows can be afforded. Computational efficiency is mainly achieved by leveraging the Parseval's theorem for the two homogeneous directions available in the plane channel geometry. A speedup of 3-4 orders of magnitude, depending on the problem size, is reported in comparison to a key implementation used in the literature. Validation of the code is demonstrated by computing the residual of the GKE, and example results are presented for channel flows at Reτ=200 and Reτ=1000, where for the first time they are observed in the whole four-dimensional domain. It is shown that the space and scale properties of the scale-energy fluxes change for increasing values of the Reynolds number. Among all scale-energy fluxes, the wall-normal flux is found to show the richest behaviour for increasing streamwise scales.

An efficient numerical method for the generalised Kolmogorov equation

Chiarini, Alessandro;Quadrio, Maurizio
2019

Abstract

An efficient algorithm for computing the terms appearing in the Generalised Kolmogorov Equation (GKE) written for the indefinite plane channel flow is presented. The algorithm, which features three distinct strategies for parallel computing, is designed such that CPU and memory requirements are kept to a minimum, so that high-Re wall-bounded flows can be afforded. Computational efficiency is mainly achieved by leveraging the Parseval's theorem for the two homogeneous directions available in the plane channel geometry. A speedup of 3-4 orders of magnitude, depending on the problem size, is reported in comparison to a key implementation used in the literature. Validation of the code is demonstrated by computing the residual of the GKE, and example results are presented for channel flows at Reτ=200 and Reτ=1000, where for the first time they are observed in the whole four-dimensional domain. It is shown that the space and scale properties of the scale-energy fluxes change for increasing values of the Reynolds number. Among all scale-energy fluxes, the wall-normal flux is found to show the richest behaviour for increasing streamwise scales.
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