DNS Data for Turbulent Channel Flow

Four direct numerical simulations of fully developed flow at different Reynolds numbers in a plane channel have been performed with POONGBACK code which uses the spectral numerical method of Kim, Moin and Moser (J. Fluid Mech. vol 177, page 133). The friction Reynolds numbers of the simulations are 180, 550, 1000, 2000 and 5200. The data may be added to from time to time and corrections will be made if needed.

A comprehensive set of statistical data has been collected from these simulations and is available. It includes mean, Reynolds stress, terms in the Reynolds stress transport equations, etc. The data is in a series of text files.


When publishing results obtained using the channel flow fields provided here, we ask you to cite the source of the data through the following publications

  • Myoungkyu Lee and Robert D. Moser "Direct numerical simulation of turbulent channel flow up to Re_tau = 5200", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2015, vol. 774, pp. 395-415

    * The paper can be found at http://journals.cambridge.org/article_S0022112015002682
  • Raw data of velocity fields

    Please, contact us for raw data.

    Reference for simulation detail

    Contact Information

  • Robert D. Moser rmoser@ices.utexas.edu
  • Myoungkyu(M.K.) Lee mk@ices.utexas.edu
  • *Preparing the data was supported by the National Science Foundation under Award Number [OCI-0749223] and the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne National Laboratory under Early Science Program(ESP) and Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment Program(INCITE) 2013.