Turbulence structure of multiscale generated turbulence by fractal grids and scalar transfer mechanism (1st report, DNS on the effect of fractal shapes on turbulent flow field)

Kouji Nagata, Hiroki Suzuki, Yasuhiko Sakai, Toshiyuki Hayase, Takashi Kubo

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Abstract

Turbulence characteristics in the spatially developing fractal-generated turbulence are investigated by means of the direct numerical simulation (DNS). Three kinds of fractal grids, namely, cross, I and square types, are numerically constructed using the immersed boundary method. The results show that fractal grids generate high turbulence intensities compared with the classical grid turbulence using a biplane square mesh grid at the same mesh Reynolds number. Among the three types, the fractal square grid is the best to generate nearly homogeneous and isotropic turbulence in the far downstream decaying region. The integral length scale in the fractal generated turbulence remains approximately constant in the decaying region, whereas it grows downstream in the classical grid turbulence. These results are in good agreement with the previous experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1387-1394
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume75
Issue number755
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Direct Numerical Simulation
  • Finite Difference Method
  • Fractal
  • Grid-Generated Turbulence
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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