Investigation of anomalous very fast decay regimes in homogeneous isotropic turbulence

The emergence of anomalous fast decay regimes in homogeneous isotropic turbulence (HIT) decay is investigated via both theoretical analysis and eddy-damped quasi-normal Markovian simulations. The work provides new insight about a fundamental issue playing a role in HIT decay, namely the influence of non-standard shapes of the energy spectrum, in particular in the large energetic scale region. A detailed analysis of the kinetic energy spectrum E(k) and the non-linear energy transfer T(k) shows that anomalous decay regimes are associated with the relaxation of initial energy spectra which exhibit a bump at energetic scales. This feature induces an increase in the energy cascade rate, toward solutions with a smooth shape at the spectrum peak. Present results match observations reported in wind-tunnel experiments dealing with turbulence decay in the wake of grids and bluff bodies, including scaling laws for the dissipation parameter C-E. They also indicate that the ratio between the initial eddy turnover time and the advection time determines of how fast anomalous regimes relax toward classical turbulence free-decay. This parameter should be used for consistent data comparison and it opens perspectives for the control of multiscale effects in industrial applications.

Marcello Meldi, Pierre Sagaut. Investigation of anomalous very fast decay regimes in homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Journal of Turbulence, Taylor & Francis, 2018, 19 (5), pp.390 - 413. 〈10.1080/14685248.2018.1450506〉. 〈hal-01816010〉

Journal: Journal of Turbulence

Date de publication: 02-03-2018

Auteurs:
  • Marcello Meldi
  • Pierre Sagaut

Digital object identifier (doi): http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14685248.2018.1450506

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