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Spaitial Scaling of Large-Scale Circulations and Heat Transport in turbulent Mixed Convection

Westhoff, Andreas (2013) Spaitial Scaling of Large-Scale Circulations and Heat Transport in turbulent Mixed Convection. Dissertation, Georg-August Universität Göttingen.

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Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-1735-0000-000D-FD19-2


The present study reports an experimental investigation of the scaling of large-scale coherent structures, their dynamics and heat transport in turbulent mixed convection. Based on a concept of spatial scaling, mixed convective air flow was examined by particle image velocimetry and temperature measurements in two rectangular containers with the same geometry and similar characteristic numbers. The dimensions of the container are scaled by a factor five. Due to the unsteady nature of mixed convection in the present configuration and parameter range, the instantaneous velocity vector fields are subjected to a proper orthogonal decomposition and a vortex detecting algorithm in order to identify the predominant coherent structures and their dynamics. It was found that mixed convection is far from equilibrium and comprises numerous of flow states; depending on the ratio of inertia to buoyancy forces. In addition, the study reveals a strong correlation between the dynamics of the large-scale coherent structures and the transport of heat. Based on these characteristic features, mixed convection in the two containers was examined for similitude of the predominant coherent structures and for kinematic similitude. A good accordance of the topology of the large-scale structures and their dynamics was found.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/81327/
Document Type:Thesis (Dissertation)
Title:Spaitial Scaling of Large-Scale Circulations and Heat Transport in turbulent Mixed Convection
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Date:15 February 2013
Journal or Publication Title:Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Number of Pages:164
Keywords:Mixed Convection, Large-Scale Circulation, low-frequencies dynamics, Forced Convection, Rayleigh-Benard Convection, Spatial Scaling, heat transport, Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Particle Image Velocimetry
Institution:Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Department:Promotionsprogramm ProPhys der Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Projekt Next Generation Train (old)
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Fluid Systems
Deposited By: Westhoff, Andreas
Deposited On:15 Apr 2013 12:38
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:40

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