Combustion Science and Technology, Vol.188, No.9, 1398-1423, 2016
A Priori Assessment of Scalar Dissipation Rate Closure for Large Eddy Simulations of Turbulent Premixed Combustion Using a Detailed Chemistry Direct Numerical Simulation Database
Algebraic and transport equation-based closures of Favre-filtered scalar dissipation rate (SDR) (N) over tilde (c) of the reaction progress variable, in the context of large eddy simulations, have been assessed using detailed chemistry direct numerical simulation (DNS) data of a stoichiometric H-2-air turbulent V flame. The Favre-filtered SDR (N) over tilde (c) and the unclosed terms of its transport equation have been extracted by explicitly filtering the DNS data for different choices of the reaction progress variable. An algebraic closure of SDR, which was proposed previously using simple chemistry DNS data, has been found to predict the Favre-filtered SDR (N) over tilde (c) satisfactorily for detailed chemistry DNS data for different choices of the reaction progress variable. Similarly, the models of the unclosed sub-grid convection, density variation, scalar-turbulence interaction, reaction rate gradient, molecular dissipation, and diffusivity gradient terms of the Favre-filtered SDR (N) over tilde (c) transport equation, which have previously been proposed based on simple chemistry DNS data, have been found to satisfactorily predict both the qualitative and quantitative behaviors of these unclosed terms for a range of filter widths Delta, for two different choices of reaction progress variable in the case of the detailed chemistry DNS dataset considered in this analysis.