A computational study of unsteady, separated fluid flow was made using the Large Eddy Simulation (LES). As flow problem the turbulent flow past a circular cylinder at a Reynolds number of Re = 3900 was chosen. The objective of this work was to study the numerical and modelling aspects of the dynamic Germano-LES turbulence model. Before LES can be used for applications of practical relevance, such as the flow around a complete aircraft or automobile, extensive tests must be carried out on simpler configurations to understand the quality of LES. Also, the influence of different grid resolutions was examined. Due to the fact of a low Reynolds number, no-slip boundary conditions were used at solid walls. Two different subgrid scale models were applied. In recent years several simulations were carried out using the Smagorinsky-LES model but there is still a lack of experience using the dynamic Germano-LES model, which takes the local flow parameters into account. Several simulations with different parameters and grid-models were carried out both with the Germano-LES model and the Smagorinsky-LES model. Comparisons were made between these two models as well as with several experimental data taken from literature.

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