Large Eddy Simulation Group

Contact: Dr. Stefan Hickel

Research Areas and Selected Publications

Applied Aerodynamics

  • Castiglioni, G., Domaradzki, J.A., Pasquariello, V., Hickel, S., Grilli, M. (2014) Numerical modeling of separated flows at moderate Reynolds numbers appropriate for turbine blades and unmanned aero vehicles. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 49: 91-99. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2014.02.003
  • Meyer, M., Hickel, S., Breitsamter, C., Adams, N.A. (2013) Wall-modelled Implicit Large-Eddy Simulation of the RA16SC1 Highlift Configuration. AIAA paper 2013-3037. doi: 10.2514/6.2013-3037
  • Klar, J.-U., Breitsamter, C., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2011) Integrated experimental-numerical analysis of high agility aircraft wake vortex evolution. Journal of Aircraft 48: 2050-2058. doi: 10.2514/1.C031438

Cavitation and Multi-Phase Flows 

  • Örley, F., Trummler, T., Hickel, S., Mihatsch, M.S., Schmidt, S.J., Adams, N.A. (2015) Large-eddy simulation of cavitating nozzle flow and primary jet break-up. Physics of Fluids 27: 086101. 
doi: 10.1063/1.4928701
  • Egerer, C.P., Hickel, S., Schmidt, S.J., Adams, N.A. (2014) Large-eddy simulation of turbulent cavitating flow in a micro channel. Physics of Fluids 26: 085102.  doi: 10.1063/1.4891325
  • Egerer, C.P., Hickel, S., Schmidt, S.J., Adams, N.A. (2012) Implicit large-eddy simulation of cavitation in a turbulent shear layer. in Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Cavitation (CAV 2012); C.-D. Ohl, E. Klaseboer, S.W. Ohl, S.W. Gong and B.C. Khoo (Eds.). ISBN: 978-981-07-2826-7; doi: 10.3850/978-981-07-2826-7_193
  • Lauer, E., Hu, X.Y., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2012) Numerical modelling and investigation of symmetric and asymmetric cavitation bubble dynamics. Computers and Fluids 69: 1-19. doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2012.07.020
  • Lauer, E., Hu, X.Y., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2012) Numerical investigation of collapsing cavity arrays. Physics of Fluids 24: 052104. doi: 10.1063/1.4719142
  • Hickel, S., Mihatsch, M., Schmidt S.J. (2011) Implicit Large Eddy Simulation of cavitation in micro channel flows. In proceedings of the WIMRC 3rd International Cavitation Forum ; Warwick, UK. (ISBN 978-0-9570404-1-0)

Combustion

  • Diegelmann, F., Tritschler, V., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2016) On the pressure dependence of ignition and mixing in two-dimensional reactive shock-bubble interaction. Combustion and Flame 163:414-426. doi: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.10.016

Compressible Turbulence and Shocks

  • Matheis, J., Hickel, S. (2015) On the transition between regular and irregular shock patterns of shock-wave/boundary-layer interaction. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 776: 200-234. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2015.319
  • Hickel, S., Egerer, C.P., Larsson, J. (2014) Subgrid-scale modeling for implicit Large Eddy Simulation of compressible flows and shock turbulence interaction. Physics of Fluids 26: 106101. doi: 10.1063/1.4898641
  • Tritschler, V.K., Zubel, M., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2014) Evolution of length scales and statistics of Richtmyer-Meshkov instability from direct numerical simulations. Physical Review  90: 063001. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.90.063001
  • Tritschler, V., Olson, B., Lele, S., Hickel, S., Hu, X.Y., Adams, N.A. (2014) On the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability evolving from a deterministic multimode planar interface. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 755: 429-462. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2014.436
  • Quaatz, J.F., Giglmaier, M., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2014) Large-eddy simulation of a pseudo-shock system in a Laval nozzle. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 49: 108-115. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2014.05.006
  • Pasquariello, V., Grilli, M., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2014) Large-eddy simulation of passive shock-wave/boundary-layer interaction control. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 49: 116-127. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2014.04.005 
  • Tritschler, V.K., Hickel, S., Hu, X.Y., Adams, N.A. (2013) On the Kolmogorov inertial subrange developing from Richtmyer-Meshkov instability. Physics of Fluids 25: 071701. doi: 10.1063/1.4813608
  • Grilli, M., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2013) Large-eddy simulation of supersonic turbulent boundary layer over a compression-expansion ramp. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 42: 79-93. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2012.12.006
  • Tritschler, V.K., Hu, X.Y., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2013) Numerical simulation of a Richtmyer-Meshkov instability with an adaptive central-upwind 6th-order WENO scheme. Physica Scripta 2013: 014016. doi: 10.1088/0031-8949/2013/T155/014016
  • Grilli, M., Schmidt, P.J., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2012) Analysis of unsteady behavior in shockwave turbulent boundary layer interaction. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 700: 16-28. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2012.37
  • Grilli, M., Chen, L.S., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A., Willems, S., Gülhan, A. (2012) Experimental and numerical investigation on shockwave / turbulent boundary layer interaction. AIAA paper 2012-2701. doi: 10.2514/6.2012-2701 
  • Petrache, O.C., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2011) Large Eddy Simulation of turbulence enhancement due to forced shock motion in shock boundary layer interaction. AIAA paper 2011-2216. doi: 10.2514/6.2011-2216

Flow Separation

  • Castiglioni, G., Domaradzki, J.A., Pasquariello, V., Hickel, S., Grilli, M. (2014) Numerical modeling of separated flows at moderate Reynolds numbers appropriate for turbine blades and unmanned aero vehicles. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow (in press) doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2014.02.003
  • Hickel, S., Kempe, T., Adams, N.A. (2008) Implicit large-eddy simulation applied to turbulent channel flow with periodic constrictions. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 22: 227-242. doi: 10.1007/s00162-007-0069-7
  • Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2008) Implicit LES applied to zero-pressure-gradient and adverse-pressure-gradient boundary-layer turbulence. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 29: 626-639. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2008.03.008

Fluid Structure Interaction and Conservative Immersed Boundary Methods for Large-Eddy Simulation

  • Pasquariello, V., Hammerl, G., Örley, F., Hickel, S., Danowski, C., Popp, A., Wall, W.A., Adams, N.A. (2016). A cut-cell finite volume-finite element coupling approach for fluid-structure interaction in compressible flow. Journal of Computational Physics 307: 670-695. 
doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2015.12.013
  • Örley, F., Pasquariello, V., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2015) Cut-element based immersed boundary method for moving geometries in compressible liquid flows with cavitation. Journal of Computational Physics  283: 1-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2014.11.028.
  • Grilli, M., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A., Hammerl, G., Danowski, C., Wall, W.A. (2012) An innovative approach to thermo-fluid-structure interaction based on an immersed interface method and a monolithic thermo-structure interaction algorithm. AIAA paper 2012-3267 doi: 10.2514/6.2012-3267
  • Meyer, M., Devesa, A., Hickel, S., Hu, X.Y., Adams, N.A. (2010) A conservative immersed interface method for large-eddy simulation of incompressible flows. Journal of Computational Physics 229: 6300-6317. doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2010.04.040
  • Meyer, M., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2010) Assessment of implicit large-eddy simulation with a conservative immersed interface method for turbulent cylinder flow. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 31: 368-377. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2010.02.026
  • Grilli, M., Hickel, S., Hu, X.Y., Adams, N.A. (2009) Conservative immersed boundary method for compressible viscous flows. Annual Report 2009 of the Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio 40 (TRR40), Technische Universität München. (available online: www.sfbtr40.de)

Particle Methods for Large-Eddy Simulation

  • Hickel, S., Weynans, L., Adams, N.A., Cottet, G.-H. (2006) Towards implicit subgrid-scale modeling by particle methods. European Series in Applied and Industrial Mathematics 16: 77-88.doi: 10.1051/proc:2007014

Stratified Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Internal Gravity Waves

  • Remmler, S., Hickel, S., Fruman, M.D., Achatz, U. (2015) Validation of large-eddy simulation methods for gravity-wave breaking. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0321.1
  • Muraschko, J., Fruman, M.D., Achatz, U., Hickel, S., Toledo, Y. (2015) On the application of WKB theory for the simulation of the weakly nonlinear dynamics of gravity waves. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 114 (688): 676-697. doi: 10.1002/qj.2381
  • Borchert, S., Achatz, U., Remmler, S., Hickel, S., Harlander, U., Vincze, M., Alexandrov, K.D., Rieper, F., Heppelmann, T., Dolaptchiev, S.I. (2015) Finite-volume models with implicit subgrid-scale parameterization for the differentially heated rotating annulus. Meteorologische Zeitschrift 23: 561-580. doi: 10.1127/metz/2014/0548 
  • Vincze, M., Borchert, S., Achatz, U., von Larcher, T., Baumann, M., Hertel, C., Remmler, S., Beck, T., Alexandrov, K.D., Egbers, C., Fröhlich, J., Heuveline, V., Hickel, S., Harlander, U. (2015) Benchmarking in a rotating annulus: a comparative experimental and numerical study of baroclinic wave dynamics. Meteorologische Zeitschrift 23: 611-635. doi: 10.1127/metz/2014/0600   
  • Fruman, M.D., Remmler, S., Achatz, U., Hickel, S. (2014) On the construction of a direct numerical simulation of a breaking inertia-gravity wave in the upper-mesosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research 119: 11613-11640. doi: 10.1002/2014JD022046
  • Remmler, S., Hickel, S. (2014) Spectral eddy viscosity of stratified turbulence. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 755, R6. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2014.423
  • Remmler, S., Hickel, S. (2013) Spectral structure of stratified turbulence: Direct Numerical Simulations and predictions by Large Eddy Simulation. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 27: 319-336. doi: 10.1007/s00162-012-0259-9 
  • Remmler, S., Fruman, M.D., Hickel, S. (2013) Direct numerical simulation of a breaking inertia-gravity wave. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 722: 424-436. doi: 10.1017/jfm.2013.108
  • Rieper, F., Hickel, S., Achatz, U. (2013) A conservative integration of the pseudo-incompressible equations with implicit turbulence parameterization. Monthly Weather Review 141: 861-886. doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-12-00026.1
  • Remmler, S., Hickel, S. (2012) Direct and large-eddy simulation of stratified turbulence.  International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 35: 13-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2012.03.009

Turbulence in Supercritical Fluids

  • Müller, H., Niedermeier, C., Matheis, J., Pfitzner, M., Hickel, S. (2016) Large-eddy simulation of nitrogen injection at trans- and supercritical conditions. Physics of Fluids 28: 015102
 doi: 10.1063/1.4937948
  • Matheis, J., Müller, H., Lenz, C., Pfitzner, M., Hickel, S. (2016) Volume translation methods for real-gas computational fluid dynamics simulations. Journal of Supercritical Fluids 107:422-432 
doi: 10.1016/j.supflu.2015.10.004
  • Müller, H., Pfitzner, M., Matheis, J., Hickel, S. (2015) Large-eddy simulation of coaxial LN2/GH2 injection at trans- and supercritical conditions. Journal of Propulsion and Power. 
doi: 10.2514/1.B35827
  • Müller, H., Pfitzner, M., Matheis, J., Hickel, S. (2015) Large-Eddy Simulation of Coaxial LN2/GH2 Injection at Trans- and Supercritical Conditions. AIAA paper 2015-0843, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. doi: 10.2514/6.2015-0843
  • Niedermeier, C.A., Jarczyk, M.M., Hickel, S., Pfitzner,M., Adams, N.A. (2013) Large-Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Trans- and Supercritical Mixing. AIAA-paper 2013-2950. doi: 10.2514/6.2013-2950
  • Niedermeier, C.A., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A., Jarczyk, M.M., Pfitzner,M. (2011) Large Eddy Simulation of oxygen/hydrogen mixing layers under supercritical conditions. In proceedings of the 7th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles; Brugge, Belgium.

Turbulence Modeling for Large-Eddy Simulation

  • Schranner, F., Domaradzki, J.A., Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2015) Assessing the numerical dissipation rate and viscosity in numerical simulations of fluid flows. Computers and Fluidsdoi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.02.011
  • Hickel, S., Egerer, C.P., Larsson, J. (2014) Subgrid-scale modeling for implicit Large Eddy Simulation of compressible flows and shock turbulence interaction. Physics of Fluids 26: 106101. doi: 10.1063/1.4898641
  • Hickel, S., Adams, N.A., Domaradzki, J.A. (2010) On the evolution of dissipation rate and resolved kinetic energy in ALDM simulations of the Taylor-Green flow. Journal of Computational Physics 229: 2422-2423. doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2009.11.017
  • Hickel, S., Larsson, J. (2008) An adaptive local deconvolution model for compressible turbulence. Proceedings of the 2008 Summer Program, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University. (available online: ctr.stanford.edu)
  • Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2008) Analysis of truncation errors and design of physically optimized discretizations. in Quality and Reliability of Large-Eddy Simulations; J. Meyers, B. Geurts, P.Sagaut (Eds.), Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8578-9_4
  • Hickel, S., Adams, N.A., Mansour, N.N. (2007) Implicit subgrid-scale modeling for large-eddy simulation of passive-scalar mixing. Physics of Fluids 19: 095102. doi: 10.1063/1.2770522
  • Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2007) On implicit subgrid-scale modeling in wall-bounded flows. Physics of Fluids 19: 105106. doi: 10.1063/1.2773765
  • Hickel, S., Adams, N.A., Domaradzki, J.A. (2006) An adaptive local deconvolution method for implicit LES. Journal of Computational Physics 213: 413-436. doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2005.08.017
  • Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2006) A proposed simplification of the adaptive local deconvolution method. European Series in Applied and Industrial Mathematics 16: 66-76. doi: 10.1051/proc:2007008
  • Adams, N.A., Hickel, S., Franz, S. (2004) Implicit subgrid-scale modeling by adaptive deconvolution. Journal of Computational Physics 200: 412-431. doi: 10.1016/j.jcp.2004.04.010
  • Hickel, S., Adams, N.A. (2004) Implicit subgrid-scale modeling by adaptive local deconvolution. Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 4: 460-461. doi: 10.1002/pamm.200410211

Wall Modeling for Large-Eddy Simulation

  • Hickel, S., Touber, E., Bodart, J, Larsson, J. (2012) A parametrized non-equilibrium wall-model for large-eddy simulations. Proceedings of the 2012 Summer Program, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University. (available online: ctr.stanford.edu)
  • Chen, Z.L., Hickel, S., Devesa, A., Berland, J., Adams, N.A. (2014) Wall modeling for implicit large-eddy simulation and immersed-interface methods. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 28: 1-21. doi: 10.1007/s00162-012-0286-6

Uncertainty Quantification

  • Tritschler, V.K., Avdonin, A., Hickel, S., Hu, X.Y., Adams, N.A. (2014) Quantification of initial-data uncertainty on a shock-accelerated gas cylinder. Physics of Fluids 26, 026101. doi: 10.1063/1.4865756

 


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