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Wray-Agarwal(WA) Turbulence Model

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The Wray-Agarwal (WA 2017m) model is a one-equation linear eddy viscosity model that was derived from two-equation k-\omega closure. It combines the most desirable characteristics of the one-equation k-\epsilon model and one-equation k-\omega model, analogous to the SST k-\omega model which combines best features of two-equation k-\epsilon and k-\omega models.

WA Model (WA 2017m)

The turbulent eddy viscosity is given by:

{{\mu }_{t}}=\rho {{f}_{\mu }}R

The model solves for the variable R (= k / \omega) using the following equation:

\frac{\partial R}{\partial t}+\frac{\partial u_{j} R}{\partial x_{j}}=& \frac{\partial}{\partial x_{j}}\left[\left(\sigma_{R} R+v\right) \frac{\partial R}{\partial x_{j}}\right]+C_{1} R S+f_{1} C_{2 k \omega} \frac{R}{S} \frac{\partial R}{\partial x_{j}} \frac{\partial S}{\partial x_{j}}\\
&-\left(1-f_{1}\right) \min \left[C_{2 k \varepsilon} R^{2}\left(\frac{\frac{\partial S}{\partial x_{j}} \frac{\partial S}{\partial x_{j}}}{S^{2}}\right), C_{m} \frac{\partial R}{\partial x_{j}} \frac{\partial R}{\partial x_{j}}\right]


S=~\sqrt{2{{S}_{ij}}{{S}_{ij}}}~,~~{{S}_{ij}}=\frac{1}{2}\left( \frac{\partial {{u}_{i}}}{\partial {{x}_{j}}}+\frac{\partial {{u}_{j}}}{\partial {{x}_{i}}} \right)

{{f}_{\mu }}=\frac{{{\chi }^{3}}}{{{\chi }^{3}}+C_{w}^{3}},~~\chi =\frac{R}{\nu },~~\nu =\frac{\mu }{\rho }

{{f}_{1}}=\min \left( \tanh \left( arg_{1}^{4} \right),0.9 \right),~~ar{{g}_{1}}=\frac{1+\frac{d\sqrt{RS}}{\nu }}{1+{{\left[ \frac{max\left( d\sqrt{RS},1.5R \right)}{20\nu } \right]}^{2}}}

and d is the minimum distance to the nearest wall. The model constants are:

{{C}_{1k\omega }}=0.0829

{{C}_{1k\varepsilon }}=0.1127

{{C}_{1}}={{f}_{1}}\left( {{C}_{1k\omega }}-{{C}_{1k\varepsilon }} \right)+{{C}_{1k\varepsilon }}

{{\sigma }_{k\omega }}=0.72

{{\sigma }_{k\varepsilon }}=1.0

{{C}_{2k\omega }}=\frac{{{C}_{1k\omega }}}{{{\kappa }^{2}}}+{{\sigma }_{kw}}

{{C}_{2k\varepsilon }}=\frac{{{C}_{1k\varepsilon }}}{{{\kappa }^{2}}}+{{\sigma }_{k\varepsilon }}

\kappa =0.41


C_{m} = 8.0

Boundary Conditions

Solid smooth wall:



{{R}_{farfield}}=3{{v}_{\infty }}:to:5{{v}_{\infty }}


  • X. Han, T. J. Wray, and R. K. Agarwal (2017), "Application of a New DES Model Based on Wray-Agarwal Turbulence Model for Simulation of Wall-Bounded Flows with Separation", AIAA Paper 2017-3966, June 2017.
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