Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flow in A Straight Square Duct at Reynolds Number 600

Zuo jin ZHU, Hongxing Yang, Ting yao CHEN

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This article presents the direct numerical simulation results of the turbulent flow in a straight square duct at a Reynolds number of 600, based on the duct width and the mean wall-shear velocity. The turbulence statistics along the wall bisector is examined with the turbulent flow field properties given by streamwise velocity and vorticity fields in the duct cross section. It was found that the solutions of the turbulent duct flow obtained in a spatial resolution with 1.2×106grid points are satisfactory as compared to the existing numerical and experimental results. The results indicate that it is reasonable to neglect the sub-grid scale models in this spatial resolution level for the duct flow at the particular friction Reynolds number.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-607
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hydrodynamics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009


  • direct numerical simulation
  • straight square duct
  • turbulent flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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