Eulerian and Lagrangian methods for coherent structure analysis in both computational and experimental data

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Abstract

There are a variety of tools and methods available to identify and investigate coherent structures in a range of vortex-dominated fluid flows, from both computational and experimental data. Eulerian criteria, which use the instantaneous velocity field and its gradient, are less computationally intensive and give a good indication of the vortex cores, but the definition of vortices can be subjective and they do not capture structure boundaries. Lagrangian techniques calculate criteria values along particle trajectories, making them more computationally expensive, but they yield objective structure boundaries. For a thorough investigation of both numerically simulated and experimentally measured vortex-dominated flows, inclusion of both techniques can provide the most information. Using the Lagrangian techniques, however, necessitate a careful consideration of the spatial and temporal resolution of the data to be analyzed. This is demonstrated with results from both simulation and experiments of a circular cylinder in cross-flow, direct numerical simulation of a fully turbulent channel, and Large Eddy Simulation of a turbulent jet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624101816
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013 - Grapevine, TX, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2013Jan 10 2013

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Name51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013

Other

Other51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013
CountryUnited States
CityGrapevine, TX
Period1/7/131/10/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Green, M. A. (2013). Eulerian and Lagrangian methods for coherent structure analysis in both computational and experimental data. In 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013 (51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2013-629