A stabilization technique targeting the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations is proposed to account for the multiscale nature of turbulence and high solution gradients. The objective is effective stabilization in computations with the advectiondiffusion reaction equations, which are typical of the class of turbulence scaledetermining equations where reaction-dominated effects strongly influence the boundary layer prediction in the presence of nonequilibrium phenomena. The stabilization technique, which is based on a variational multiscale method, includes a discontinuitycapturing term designed to be operative when the solution gradients are high and the reactionlike terms are dominant. As test problems, we use a 2D model problem and 3D flow computation for a linear compressor cascade.
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