This study deals with the computational grid requirements in multiscale simulations of separated turbulent flows at high Reynolds number. The two-equation k-ε based DES (Detached Eddy Simulation) model is implemented in a full 3-D Navier-Stokes solver and numerical results are presented for transonic flow solution over an open cavity. Results for the vorticity, pressure fluctuations, SPL (Sound Pressure level) spectra and for modeled and resolved TKE (Turbulent Kinetic Energy) are presented and compared with available experimental data and with LES results. The results indicate that grid resolution significantly influences the resolved scales and the peak amplitude of the unsteady sound pressure level (SPL) and turbulent kinetic energy spectra.

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