"Building-block flow model for large-eddy simulation"

9 December 2022
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
"Building-block flow model for large-eddy simulation"
Adrian Lozano-Duran
Assistant Professor. Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics

ABSTRACT:  A wall/SGS model for large-eddy simulation (LES) is proposed by devising the flow as a collection of building blocks whose information enables the prediction of the wall stress. The core assumption of the model is that simple canonical flows contain the essential physics to provide accurate wall-stress predictions in more complex flows. The model is constructed to predict wall-attached turbulence, favorable/adverse pressure gradient turbulence, separation, statistically unsteady turbulence, and laminar flow. The approach is implemented using two interconnected artificial neural networks: a classifier, which identifies the contribution of each building block in the flow; and a predictor, which estimates the wall stress via combination of the building-block units. The training data are directly obtained from wall-modeled LES with exact modeling for mean quantities to guarantee consistency with the numerical discretization. The output of the model is accompanied by the confidence in the prediction. The model is validated in two realistic aircraft-like configurations: High-lift Common Research Model and NASA Juncture Flow Experiment.

BIO:  Adrian Lozano-Duran is the Draper Assistant Professor at MIT AeroAstro. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 2015. From 2016 to 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University. His research is focused on computational fluid mechanics and physics of wall turbulence. His work includes turbulence theory and models by artificial intelligence and large-eddy simulation.