FLOW: ASTRID – ”A STudy of Rotation In Developing boundary-layer flows”: Direct numerical simulations
The main aim of the work is to increase the knowledge of the flow over a rotating disk, also called the von Kármán flow. The work is part of the ASTRID project – ”A STudy of Rotation In Developing boundary-layer flows”, which aims at simultaneously study the Kármán flow via experiments and simulations.
In the literature, no fully resolved direct numerical simulation (DNS) of the rotating-disk flow has been reported. This is partly due to a number of special considerations which have to be made for this flow case, making it a challenging problem for numerical simulation.