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Title:On analysis and interpretation of turbulent velocity fields
Author(s):Adrian, Ronald J.; Christensen, Kenneth T.; Liu, Zi-Chao
Subject(s):Turbulent Velocity Fields
Abstract:Methods of analyzing and interpreting velocity-field data (both two- and three-dimensional) to understand the kinematics, dynamics, and scales of turbulence are discussed. Reynolds decomposition are vorticity are traditionally used; however, several other methods, including Galilean (constant convection velocity) and LES decompositions (low-pass filtering), in conjunction with critical point analysis of the local velocity gradient tensor, reveal more about the structure of turbulence. Once the small-scale structures have been identified, it is necessary to assess their importance to the overall dynamics of the turbulence by visualizing the motions they induce and the stresses they impose both on other small-scale vortices and the larger-scale field.
Issue Date:1999-05
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 909
1999-6011
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112616
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:National Science Foundation ATM 95-22662; CTS 96-16219
Rights Information:Copyright 1999 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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