Reynolds-Averaged Simulation

Reynolds-Averaged Simulation

OpenFOAM is distributed with a large library of RAS turbulence models as listed below. The open architecture of OpenFOAM allows developers to add turbulence models that can be selected a run time by the user.

RAS turbulence models for incompressible fluids


laminar Dummy turbulence model for laminar flow
kEpsilon Standard high-Re  \relax \special {t4ht= k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
kOmega Standard high-Re  \relax \special {t4ht= k - ω  \relax \special {t4ht= model
kOmegaSST k - ω  \relax \special {t4ht=-SST model
RNGkEpsilon RNG k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
NonlinearKEShih Non-linear Shih k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
LienCubicKE Lien cubic k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
qZeta q - ζ  \relax \special {t4ht= model
LaunderSharmaKE Launder-Sharma low-Re  \relax \special {t4ht= k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
LamBremhorstKE Lam-Bremhorst low-Re  \relax \special {t4ht= k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
LienCubicKELowRe Lien cubic low-Re  \relax \special {t4ht= k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
LienLeschzinerLowRe Lien-Leschziner low-Re  \relax \special {t4ht= k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
LRR Launder-Reece-Rodi RSTM
LaunderGibsonRSTM Launder-Gibson RSTM with wall-reflection terms
realizableKE Realizable k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
SpalartAllmaras Spalart-Allmaras 1-eqn mixing-length model
 
RAS turbulence models for compressible fluids


laminar Dummy turbulence model for laminar flow
kEpsilon Standard k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
kOmegaSST k - ω -  SST  \relax \special {t4ht= model
RNGkEpsilon RNG k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
LaunderSharmaKE Launder-Sharma low-Re  \relax \special {t4ht= k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
LRR Launder-Reece-Rodi RSTM
LaunderGibsonRSTM Launder-Gibson RSTM
realizableKE Realizable k - ε  \relax \special {t4ht= model
SpalartAllmaras Spalart-Allmaras 1-eqn mixing-length model