Scaling of the mean energy dissipation rate equation in grid turbulence

R.A. Antonia, Tongming Zhou, L. Danaila, F. Anselmet

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    Measurements of the isotropic transport equation for the mean energy dissipation rate in decaying grid turbulence indicate that the destruction term increases linearly with the Taylor microscale Reynolds number R-lambda whereas the skewness of the longitudinal velocity derivative is approximately independent of R-lambda. As a consequence, self-preservation based on the Taylor microscale lambda is strictly valid when R-lambda is constant during decay. The high wavenumber part of the vorticity spectrum scales approximately on the Kolmogorov microscale, thus excluding the possibility of a lambda-based similarity for all scales of motion except when R-lambda is constant.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)N/A
    JournalJournal of Turbulence
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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