Large-Eddy Simulation of compressible flows

LES of compressible flows: PLUTO module

The filtered equations for a compressible flows are solved by means of the PLUTO finite volume code, the LES module includes the additional subroutines for the computation for the computation of the subgrid terms. (see CPC 2007 and CPC 2013). This module has been written for PLUTO 3.0, so that the full PLUTO 3.0 code is included in the files.


  • PLUTO User manual. [PDF/HTML]
  • D. Tordella, M. Iovieno, S. Massaglia, A. Mignone, "Large-eddy simulation of hypersonic flows. Selective procedure to activate the sub-grid model wherever small scale turbulence is present", Computer Physics Communications 184(12) [PDF]
  • D. Tordella, M. Iovieno, S. Massaglia, "Small scale localization in turbulent flows. A priori tests applied to a possible Large Eddy Simulation of compressible turbulent flows", Computer Physics Communications 176, 539-549 . [PDF]


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