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ERCOFTAC: Transition Modelling
In aerodynamic flows, transition is typically the result of flow instability of Tollmien-Schlichting type or cross flow type. In turbomachinery flows, the main transition mechanism is bypass transition imposed on the boundary layers by high levels of free stream turbulence. The course aims are: - Overview of transition modelling approaches - A discussion of transition mechanisms - Detailed discussion of approaches - Recomm for effective application of transition models
Date: May 25, 2011 - May 26, 2011
Location: GE, GLOBAL RESEARCH, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Organizer: Dr. Richard E. Seoud
Application Areas: Turbomachinery, Automotive, Aerospace
Special Fields: Transition
Type of Event: Course, International

In the past three decades, significant progress has been 
made in the development of turbulence models, due to the 
effort of many research groups. However, in many 
applications, the important effect of laminar-turbulent 
transition has only been included in a very primitive way 
such as by tripping boundary layers based on empirical 
criteria. With the general growth of the use and importance 
of CFD methods and the increased wish for more accurate 
simulations, the need has grown for more reliable 
transition prediction methods. This has resulted in an 
intense development of transition modelling approaches in 
the last decade.

The aim of the course is to discuss the physical phenomena 
in different transition processes and the appropriate 
approaches for modelling them. The focus of the course is 
on external aerodynamic flows and internal turbomachinery 


Prof. Wolfgang Rodi, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 
Prof. Rolf Radespiel,Technische Universitat Braunschweig, 
Dr. Mark Johnson, University of Liverpool, UK
Dr. Jan Wissink Brunel University, UK
Dr. Florian Menter Ansys, Germany 
Dr. Sylvain Lardeau Imperial College, UK

Event record first posted on November 23, 2010, last modified on December 3, 2010

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