Kolmogorov scales in a driven cavity flow

Deshpande, MD and Milton, S George (1998) Kolmogorov scales in a driven cavity flow. Fluid Dynamics Research, 22 (6). pp. 359-381.

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    Abstract

    Turbulent ow in a three-dimensional driven cavity has been simulated directly by solving the Navierx2013;Stokes equations. The results at Re = 3200 and 10 000 compare well with the experimental data. Viscous dissipation rate has been calculated without making the assumption of isotropy. Near the top moving wall, the instantaneous dissipation rate is very high and also has high amplitude. Its frequency increases but amplitude decreases as one moves away from the wall and it becomes intermittent in the vortex core. The high Reynolds number assumption that dissipation is mainly due to the auctuating velocity components is seen to be true in the present case except near the wall. The Kolmogorov length scale attains higher values in the core of the primary vortex due to low dissipation rate there. A value of 0.01 times the size of the cubic cavity is a good representative value at Re = 10 000. Even though the present (84xD7;84xD7;84) grid cannot resolve this scale very well,it can resolve all the scales dynamically significant in the flow as seen from the velocity and dissipation spectra.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: copyright belongs to Elsevier
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Kolmogorov scales;Microscales;Driven cavity;Direct simulation;Turbulence;Energy dissipation
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    Division/Department: Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division, Computational and Theoretical Fluid Dynamics Division
    Depositing User: Mr. N A
    Date Deposited: 19 May 2006
    Last Modified: 03 May 2012 16:05
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/1475

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