Turbulence — What a Drag It is when You Drive


Engineering.com, December 2016

Understanding turbulence is difficult. To predict flow on the scale of molecules and apply it to cars, planes and entire buildings requires using physics models through simulation. Florian Menter explains a solution ANSYS has developed to more accurately and efficiently determine turbulence called stress-blended eddy simulation (SBES). This model blends RANS and LES techniques.

"The whole trick is to be able to convert between RANS areas and LES intelligently — and on the fly."
— Florian Menter
Senior Research Fellow, ANSYS