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Title:Eulerian space-time correlations in turbulent shear flows
Author(s):Phillips, William R.C.
Subject(s):Kovasznay-corrsin Conjecture
Abstract:This paper is concerned with the generic form of space-time correlations of instantaneous velocity fluctuations in turbulent shear flows. The study has as its basis the Kovasznay-Corrsin conjecture modified to account for inhomogeneities. Details of the modifications were dictated by comparison with DNS simulations of turbulent channel flow. For example, analysis of the simulations shows that the space-time correlations at optimal delay depict, when appropriately normalized, a form independent of turbulence component. It is also evident that the half width of the correlation grows, in the outer region of the layer, like vn+l, while the Lagrangian time scale grows like Vn, where 2 < n < 3 and V is the mean convection velocity. The resulting generic form for the spacetime correlation captures these effects well and brings to light a Reynolds number effect that is most evident in the tail of the correlations at non-optimal delay.
Issue Date:2000-04
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 934
2000-6009
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112644
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:NSF
Rights Information:Copyright 2000 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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