16 th ERCOFTAC SIG15 Workshop: 

Modelling of wall bounded turbulent natural convection, a re-assessment using state-of-the-art massively parallel DNS

Date: 15th & 16th October 2019

Location: Reactor Centre of the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Organiser: SIG15

Coordinators: Krpan, R. & Flageul, C.

ERCOFTAC Members: Pr Matevž Dular, University of Ljubljana; 
Pr Dominique Laurence, University of Manchester; 
                                      Dr Sofiane Benhamadouche, EDF


Turbulent natural convection in wall-bounded configurations have been the focus of a number of studies in the past and remains a modelling challenge as application of turbulence models initially developed for forced convection flows to buoyancy driven flows is inappropriate. It is only recently that we have obtained DNS-grade validation data for advanced RANS models for the square cavity case – with mean horizontal temperature gradient – at a sufficiently high Rayleigh number.

The main objective of the workshop is to re-assess turbulence models for natural convection with the square cavity DNS by Frederic Sebilleau and co-workers (January 2018, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.02.042) and the simpler case of turbulent natural convection in vertical plane channel by Kiš and Herwig (February 2014, 10.1007/s00231-014-1305-5).

The 16th ERCOFTAC SIG15 Workshop on turbulence modelling will consist of a single track of keynote lectures, short research presentations and panel discussions. 

Please email sig15ws2019@ijs.si or visit http://r4.ijs.si/sig15ws2019 for further information.

ERCOFTAC Event 2019 SIG15 Modelling of wall
ERCOFTAC Event 2019 SIG15 Modelling of wall

                                      Panorama of the venue (allowed to use it for non-commercial purposes)                Čerenkov radiation in TRIGA Mark II reactor at IJS. 
Photography by Domen Pal, Jože Maček and Branko Čeak, National Geographic Slovenia, April 2015

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