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The significance of coherent flow structures for the turbulent mixing in wall-bounded flows

Kähler, Christian (2004) The significance of coherent flow structures for the turbulent mixing in wall-bounded flows. Dissertation. DLR-Forschungsbericht. DLR-FB-2004-24, 184 S.

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For the identification and charaeterisation of coherent flow struetures In turbulent boundary layers and for the examination of the interaetion processes between these struetures, a flat plate boundary layer flow was investigated at high Reynolds number with the Multiplane Stereo Particle Image Velocimetry. The Multiplane Stereo Particle Image Velocimetry was developed for this particular investigation in order to determine flow quantities for the first time which were not accessible by any other measurement technique before. In addition a new calibration procedure was developed and the generation of tracer particles for optical flow investigations was examined to increase the measurement accuracy. The existence of various coherent structures with different geometrical and dynamical properties could be confirmed and their significance for the turbulent mixing was estimated. In partlcular It could be shown that the lowspeed streaks In the near wall region of the turbulent boundary layer flow are malnly responsible for the turbulent mixing, especially when they Interaet with large scale struetures coming from the outer part of the boundary layer. This interaction 15also of primary Importance for the generation of stream-wise vortices. Halrpln-like vortices on the other side are only of secondary importance for the turbulent mixing In the near wall region because these struetures do not appear frequently.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/22291/
Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Forschungsbericht, Dissertation)
Title:The significance of coherent flow structures for the turbulent mixing in wall-bounded flows
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:184
DLR, Bibliotheks- und Informationswesen, UNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Turbulence, boundary layer, coherent structure, correlation, mixing, urbulence statistics, Particle Image Velocimetry, PIV. Stereo PIV, Multiplane PIV, Multiplane Stereo PIV, Seeding
Institution:Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen
Department:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Flight Physics (old)
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Micknaus, Ilka
Deposited On:19 Jun 2006
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 20:56

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