Imperial College London

DrPeterVincent

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

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Citation

BibTex format

@article{Iyer:2019:10.1017/jfm.2019.520,
author = {Iyer, A and Witherden, F and Chernyshenko, S and Vincent, P},
doi = {10.1017/jfm.2019.520},
journal = {Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
pages = {758--780},
title = {Identifying eigenmodes of averaged small-amplitude perturbations to turbulent channel flow},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.520},
volume = {875},
year = {2019}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Eigenmodes of averaged small-amplitude perturbations to a turbulent channel flow — which is one of the most fundamental canonical flows — are identified for the first time via an extensive set of high-fidelity GPU-accelerated direct numerical simulations. While the system governing averaged small-amplitude perturbations to turbulent channel flow remains unknown, the fact such eigenmodes can be identified constitutes direct evidence that it is linear. Moreover, while the eigenvalue associated with the slowest-decaying anti-symmetric eigenmode mode is found to be real, the eigenvalue associated with the slowest-decaying symmetric eigenmode mode is found to be complex. This indicates that the unknown linear system governing the evolution of averaged small-amplitude perturbations cannot be self-adjoint, even for the case of a uni-directional flow. In addition to elucidating aspects of the flow physics, the findings provide guidance for development of new unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes turbulence models, and constitute a new and accessible benchmark problem for assessing the performance of existing models,which are used widely throughout industry.
AU - Iyer,A
AU - Witherden,F
AU - Chernyshenko,S
AU - Vincent,P
DO - 10.1017/jfm.2019.520
EP - 780
PY - 2019///
SN - 0022-1120
SP - 758
TI - Identifying eigenmodes of averaged small-amplitude perturbations to turbulent channel flow
T2 - Journal of Fluid Mechanics
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.520
UR - https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics/article/identifying-eigenmodes-of-averaged-smallamplitude-perturbations-to-turbulent-channel-flow/EF03E2FFFF1A481FC55448B3F11496F2
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/70664
VL - 875
ER -