Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.3847
Publisher DOI: 10.1063/5.0065701
Title: Wall-modeled lattice Boltzmann large-eddy simulation of neutral atmospheric boundary layers
Language: English
Authors: Asmuth, Henrik 
Janßen, Christian F.  
Olivares-Espinosa, Hugo 
Ivanell, Stefan 
Issue Date: 6-Oct-2021
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Physics of Fluids 33 (10): 105111 (2021-10)
Journal: Physics of fluids 
Abstract (english): 
The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) sees a growing popularity in the field of atmospheric sciences and wind energy, largely due to its excellent computational performance. Still, LBM large-eddy simulation (LES) studies of canonical atmospheric boundary layer flows remain limited. One reason for this is the early stage of development of LBM-specific wall models. In this work, we discuss LBM-LES of isothermal pressure-driven rough-wall boundary layers using a cumulant collision model. To that end, we also present a novel wall modeling approach, referred to as inverse momentum exchange method (iMEM). The iMEM enforces a wall shear stress at the off-wall grid points by adjusting the slip velocity in bounce-back boundary schemes. In contrast to other methods, the approach does not rely on the eddy viscosity, nor does it require the reconstruction of distribution functions. Initially, we investigate different aspects of the modeling of the wall shear stress, i.e., an averaging of the input velocity as well as the wall-normal distance of its sampling location. Particularly, sampling locations above the first off-wall node are found to be an effective measure to reduce the occurring log-layer mismatch. Furthermore, we analyze the turbulence statistics at different grid resolutions. The results are compared to phenomenological scaling laws, experimental, and numerical references. The analysis demonstrates a satisfactory performance of the numerical model, specifically when compared to a well-established mixed pseudo-spectral finite difference (PSFD) solver. Generally, the study underlines the suitability of the LBM and particularly the cumulant LBM for computationally efficient LES of wall-modeled boundary layer flows.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/10618
DOI: 10.15480/882.3847
ISSN: 1089-7666
Institute: Fluiddynamik und Schiffstheorie M-8 
Document Type: Article
More Funding information: The majority of simulations were performed on resources provided by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) at the National Supercomputing Center (NSC) under the Project No. SNIC 2020/1–10. Their support is gratefully acknowledged.
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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