Large Scale Organization of a Near Wall Turbulent Boundary Layer at High Reynolds Number

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 This study lies in the context of large scale coherent structures investigation in a near wall turbulent boundary layer. An experimental database at high Reynolds numbers (Reθ=9830 and Reθ=19660) was obtained in the LML wind tunnel with stereo-PIV at 4 Hz and hot wire anemometry at 30 kHz [1]. A Linear Stochastic Estimation procedure is used to reconstruct a 3 component velocity field resolved in space and time.

Algorithms were developed to extract coherent structures from the reconstructed field. A sample of  3D view of  the structures is depicted in Figure 1. Uniform momentum regions are characterized with their mean hydraulic diameter in the YZ plane, their life time and their contribution to Reynolds stresses. The vortical motions are characterized by their position, radius, circulation and vorticity in addition to their life time and their number computed at a fixed position from the wall. The spatial organization of the structures was investigated through a correlation of their respective indicative functions in the spanwise direction. The simplified large scale model that arises is compared to the ones available in the literature.

Michel Stanislas, Ecole Centrale de Lille
Andlinger Center
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Maeder Hall
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:30pm
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Speaker Bio

Michel Stanislas received his engineering degree from Institut Industriel du Nord (IDN), Lille in 1975.He spent then a year at Von Karman Institute in Brussels where he obtained a Diploma Course. He received a PhD from Université de Lille in 1981 and an “Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches from the same University in 1989. He received the Edmond Brun Price of the French Academy of Science in 2012.From 1977 to 1989 he was researcher at ONERA and from 1989 to 2015 he was professor at Ecole Centrale de Lille. His main interests are in optical metrology for fluid mechanics and in turbulence.