In this research, experimental studies conducted by Casarsa [1] were used as test case to validate flow simulation methods. In the numerical simulations, four RANS turbulence models (k-ε, k-ω, V2-f and Reynolds Stress Model) and a URANS model which are widely used in industrial applications were employed for preliminary analyses. In addition, Scale-Adaptive Simulation (SAS), Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) and Large Eddy Simulation (LES) models are conducted to examine the capabilities of Scale Resolving Simulation (SRS) models. All numerical simulations were performed on two different grid resolutions. Relevance of the grid resolutions to the applied SRS methodologies have been assessed both with crude estimations obtained from the RANS simulations and examination of LES solutions. Findings were presented at various parallel and perpendicular planes with respect to the side walls and different over and inter-rib space locations in the form of mean and root mean square (rms) velocity profiles. In all comparisons, SRS results revealed an inarguable superiority over RANS models as expected. Among the SRS models, SAS model has been considered as the most promising industrial purpose model because of providing similar quality results by allowing higher time steps and coarser grid resolutions.

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