An algebraic-Q4 turbulence model for attached and separated airfoil flows

A. Yakhot, E. Shalman, O. Igra, Y. Yadlin

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An algebraic eddy viscosity model, based on a new length scale has been developed. The model proposes the eddy viscosity as a solution of a quartic (Q4) equation. The turbulent length scale for attached and separated flows is defined by employing a vorticity function F = yΩD introduced in the Baldwin-Lomax model. The algebraic-Q4 eddy viscosity model was incorporated into Navier-Stokes code and tested for complex transonic airfoil flows with separation. The results are compared with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-98
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Scientific Computing
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • Airfoil flows
  • Eddy viscosity
  • Renormalization group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • General Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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