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Title:Conditional sampling dissipation in high Reynolds number turbulence
Author(s):Thoroddsen, Sigurdur T.
Subject(s):Conditional Sampling
High Reynolds Number Turbulence
Abstract:Multi-point hot-wire measurements in grid turbulence have been used to conditionally average the dissipation over inertial-scale features of the turbulent field. Velocities were measured at 5 separate spatial points obtaining six simultaneous velocities components, at turbulent Reynolds numbers Reλ as high as 230. The dissipation was approximated with pseudo-dissipation based on one or two velocity gradients. The conditioned dissipation є1r inside the most intense large-scale rotational regions of the flow is more than twice as large as the expected value of є1r over the whole domain. Conditional averaging was also carried out over large-scale fronts showing smaller excess in dissipation. It is thereby argued that the Kolmogorov Refined Similarity Hypothesis may not be the optimal way of describing the spatial structure of turbulent dissipation.
Issue Date:1995-08
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 802
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1995 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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