Circulation signature of vortical structures in turbulent boundary layers

Gao, Q., Ortiz-Duenas, C. and Longmire, E. K. (2007). Circulation signature of vortical structures in turbulent boundary layers. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (135-141). 3-7 December, 2007.

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Author Gao, Q.
Ortiz-Duenas, C.
Longmire, E. K.
Title of paper Circulation signature of vortical structures in turbulent boundary layers
Conference name 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Conference location Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Conference dates 3-7 December, 2007
Proceedings title 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of Engineering, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-1-864998-94-8
Editor Peter Jacobs
Tim McIntyre
Matthew Cleary
David Buttsworth
David Mee
Rose Clements
Richard Morgan
Charles Lemckert
Start page 135
End page 141
Total pages 7
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The strength of vortical structures in a turbulent boundary layer is of interest in determining the generation and development of hairpin vortices. The dual-plane Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) data at z+ = 110 (z/ = 0.09) and z/ = 0.53 (z+ = 575) in a turbulent boundary layer at Re = 1160 obtained by Ganapathisubramani et al. [7] were used to characterize the strength of the vortical structures by their circulation. The 3Dswirl was used to identify the vortex cores. The average number of swirl cores per field identified at z+ = 110 was approximately twice the average number at z/ = 0.53. The mean radius of the cores was found to decrease with increasing wall-normal distance. The main eigenvector of the velocity gradient tensor was used to determine the orientation of each vortex core. Circulation of the vortical structures was then calculated using the vorticity vector projected onto the main eigenvector direction. At z/ = 0.53, the mean circulation calculated using the eigenvector was almost the same as that using the full vorticity vector, but for z+ = 110 the mean circulation calculated using the eigenvector was 12% less than the mean circulation calculated using the vorticity vector.
Subjects 290200 Aerospace Engineering
290501 Mechanical Engineering
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
 
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