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Compressive and extensive strain along gradient trajectories

Gampert, Markus and Goebbert, Jens Henrik and Schaefer, Philip and Gauding, Michael and Peters, Norbert and Aldudak, Fettah and Oberlack, Martin :
Compressive and extensive strain along gradient trajectories.
[Online-Edition: http://stacks.iop.org/1742-6596/318/i=5/a=052029]
In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 318 (5) 052029/1-052029/11. ISSN 1742-6588
[Article] , (2011)

Official URL: http://stacks.iop.org/1742-6596/318/i=5/a=052029

Abstract

Based on direct numerical simulations of forced turbulence, shear turbulence, decaying turbulence, a turbulent channel flow as well as a Kolmogorov flow with Taylor based Reynolds numbers Reλ between 69 and 295, the normalized probability density function of the length distribution ˜ P( ˜ l ) of dissipation elements, the conditional mean scalar difference < Δ k | l > at the extreme points as well as the scaling of the two-point velocity difference along gradient trajectories < Δ u_n > are studied. Using the field of the instantanous turbulent kinetic energy k as a scalar, we find a good agreement between the model equation for ˜ P ( ˜ l ) as proposed by Wang and Peters (2008) and the results obtained in the different DNS cases. This confirms the independance of the model solution from both, the Reynolds number and the type of turbulent flow, so that it can be considered universally valid. In addition, we show a 2/3 scaling for the mean conditional scalar difference. In the second part of the paper, we examine the scaling of the conditional two-point velocity difference along gradient trajectories. In particular, we compare the linear s/τ scaling, where τ denotes an integral time scale and s the separation arclength along a gradient trajectory in the inertial range as derived by Wang (2009) with the s·a_∞ scaling, where a_∞ denotes the asymtotic value of the conditional mean strain rate of large dissipation elements.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2011
Creators: Gampert, Markus and Goebbert, Jens Henrik and Schaefer, Philip and Gauding, Michael and Peters, Norbert and Aldudak, Fettah and Oberlack, Martin
Title: Compressive and extensive strain along gradient trajectories
Language: English
Abstract:

Based on direct numerical simulations of forced turbulence, shear turbulence, decaying turbulence, a turbulent channel flow as well as a Kolmogorov flow with Taylor based Reynolds numbers Reλ between 69 and 295, the normalized probability density function of the length distribution ˜ P( ˜ l ) of dissipation elements, the conditional mean scalar difference < Δ k | l > at the extreme points as well as the scaling of the two-point velocity difference along gradient trajectories < Δ u_n > are studied. Using the field of the instantanous turbulent kinetic energy k as a scalar, we find a good agreement between the model equation for ˜ P ( ˜ l ) as proposed by Wang and Peters (2008) and the results obtained in the different DNS cases. This confirms the independance of the model solution from both, the Reynolds number and the type of turbulent flow, so that it can be considered universally valid. In addition, we show a 2/3 scaling for the mean conditional scalar difference. In the second part of the paper, we examine the scaling of the conditional two-point velocity difference along gradient trajectories. In particular, we compare the linear s/τ scaling, where τ denotes an integral time scale and s the separation arclength along a gradient trajectory in the inertial range as derived by Wang (2009) with the s·a_∞ scaling, where a_∞ denotes the asymtotic value of the conditional mean strain rate of large dissipation elements.

Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume: 318
Number: 5
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Fluid Dynamics (fdy)
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Exzellenzinitiative > Clusters of Excellence
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Exzellenzinitiative > Clusters of Excellence > Center of Smart Interfaces (CSI)
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2012 07:29
Official URL: http://stacks.iop.org/1742-6596/318/i=5/a=052029
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13th European Turbulence Conference (ETC13), Warsaw, Poland, 5th - 8th September, 2011

Identification Number: doi:10.1088/1742-6596/318/5/052029
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