Space-time VMS methods for modeling of incompressible flows at high reynolds numbers

Kenji Takizawa*, Darren Montes, Spenser McIntyre, Tayfun E. Tezduyar

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Deforming-Spatial-Domain/Stabilized Space-Time (DSD/SST) formulation was developed for flow problems with moving interfaces and has been successfully applied to some of the most complex problems in that category. A new version of the DSD/SST method for incompressible flows, which has additional subgrid-scale representation features, is the space-time version of the residual-based variational multiscale (VMS) method. This new version, called DSD/SST-VMST and also Space-Time VMS (ST-VMS), provides a more comprehensive framework for the VMS method. We describe the ST-VMS method, including the embedded stabilization parameters, and assess its performance in computation of flow problems at high Reynolds numbers by comparing the results to experimental data. The computations, which include those with 3D airfoil geometries and spacecraft configurations, signal a promising future for the ST-VMS method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-248
Number of pages26
JournalMathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb


  • Airfoil geometries
  • DSD/SST formulation
  • DSD/SST-VMST method
  • High Reynolds numbers
  • Incompressible flows
  • Space-time VMS method
  • Spacecraft configurations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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