Direct
numerical and large-eddy simulation have traditionally been restricted
to fairly simple geometries. Our research aims to extend the
large-eddy simulation methodology to predict engineering configurations such as the exceedingly complicated
flow inside modern gas turbine combustors.
Central to this effort is the development of numerical algorithms that
are flexible enough to handle engineering configurations yet accurate
enough to simulate turbulence. Examples include
simulations of the turbulent flow in a commercial gas turbine combustor.