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Multiscale Computational Fluid Dynamics

Defence and Security Research Institute, University of Nicosia, Nicosia CY-2417, Cyprus
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1UX, UK
CEMPS, University of Exeter, Harrison Building, North Park Road, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK
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Energies 2019, 12(17), 3272;
Received: 3 July 2019 / Revised: 13 August 2019 / Accepted: 16 August 2019 / Published: 25 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) 2018)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has numerous applications in the field of energy research, in modelling the basic physics of combustion, multiphase flow and heat transfer; and in the simulation of mechanical devices such as turbines, wind wave and tidal devices, and other devices for energy generation. With the constant increase in available computing power, the fidelity and accuracy of CFD simulations have constantly improved, and the technique is now an integral part of research and development. In the past few years, the development of multiscale methods has emerged as a topic of intensive research. The variable scales may be associated with scales of turbulence, or other physical processes which operate across a range of different scales, and often lead to spatial and temporal scales crossing the boundaries of continuum and molecular mechanics. In this paper, we present a short review of multiscale CFD frameworks with potential applications to energy problems. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiscale; CFD; energy; turbulence; continuum fluids; molecular fluids; heat transfer multiscale; CFD; energy; turbulence; continuum fluids; molecular fluids; heat transfer
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Drikakis, D.; Frank, M.; Tabor, G. Multiscale Computational Fluid Dynamics. Energies 2019, 12, 3272.

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