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Large- and very-large-scale motions in wall-bounded flows up to Re_tau=2000
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Turbulence
Information
Abstract
Large- (LSM) and very-large-scale motions (VLSM) are investigated using DNSes of turbulent boundary layers and channels in very long computational domains, reaching Re_tau=2000. Two-dimensional connected regions deviating above or below the local mean by more than a given threshold, are constructed in wall-parallel planes for the velocity components and for the pressure, and probability density functions are computed for their streamwise and spanwise lengths. Exponential tails are observed in the buffer, logarithmic and outer regions, that are characteristic of Poisson accretion processes, suggesting that the structures grow by merging smaller ones. In addition, analysis of the tails provides evidence for the presence of VLSMs in u, whereas only LSMs are present in the transversal velocities (v,w) and in the pressure. Although the size of the structures depends on the thresholding value -- chosen here as the fraction of the standard deviation at each height that maximizes the number of regions -- it is found that boundary layers are shorter and narrower than channels, in agreement with two-point correlations measurements.
International
Si
Congress
66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Volume 58, Number 18
960
Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Estados Unidos
Reviewers
No
ISBN/ISSN
Start Date
24/11/2013
End Date
26/11/2013
From page
1
To page
1
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Antonio Sillero Sepúlveda (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Jimenez Sendin (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Mecánica de Fluidos Computacional
  • Departamento: Motopropulsión y Termofluidodinámica
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