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Evolution of local structure of turbulent flow along pathlines

Mathew, J (2019) Evolution of local structure of turbulent flow along pathlines. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12547-9_4


The evolution of invariants of the velocity gradient tensor is examined to determine local topologies of flow within shear flow turbulence. In a temporal direct numerical simulation of a round jet, a large number of fluid pathlines were computed simultaneously, and values of invariants at locations along pathlines were stored. It turns out that trajectories in the invariant space, corresponding to fluid pathlines, are far more varied than those of the conditional mean field that has been determined before. Several trajectories have segments where the invariants have much larger values than that expected from their joint pdfs. Corresponding large changes are also observed in the space of the invariants of the strain rate tensor. Although less frequent, these large departures may have consequences for the evolution of turbulent flow fields.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: ERCOFTAC Series
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 05:47
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2022 05:47
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/77958

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