RANS and LES: our allies in the quest for turbulence

Dr Philippe Spalart
November 19, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:45

Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG

  • Seminar
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  • Open to all

Dr Philippe Spalart - Senior Technical Fellow at Boeing has kindly agreed to give a talk on his transformative work on turbulence modelling. The creator of two of the most widely used turbulence models: the Spalart-Allmaras RANS model and Detached-Eddy Simulation (DES) are used globally to design the next generation of aircraft, road cars and to enable the study of fundamental flows. His talk entitled RANS and LES: our allies in the quest for turbulence will discuss the future of turbulence modelling and his work to date.

Wine, beer & snacks from 6.30pm and the talk will be begin at 7pm.

Speaker Info

Philippe Spalart studied Mathematics and Engineering in Paris, and obtained an Aerospace PhD at Stanford/NASA-Ames in 1982. Still at Ames, he conducted extensive Direct Numerical Simulations of transitional and turbulent boundary layers. Moving to Boeing in 1990, he created the Spalart-Allmaras one-equation Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes turbulence model. He wrote a review (once described as “discerning and sobering”) and co-holds a patent on airplane trailing vortices. In 1997 he proposed the Detached-Eddy Simulation approach, blending RANS and Large-Eddy Simulation to address separated flows at high Reynolds numbers with a manageable cost. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2017. Recent work includes refinements to the SA model, computational aeroacoustics, and theories for aerodynamics and turbulence.

The event is free of charge to attend but registration is required.

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