Statistical Analysis of the Turbulent Mixing Layer

I.C.C. de Bruin, B.J. Geurts, J.G.M. Kuerten

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    A direct numerical simulation of transitional and developed turbulent flow in a three-dimensional spatially developing subsonic mixing layer is performed. The time-averaging of the solution yielding, for example, the momentum thickness is considered and it is shown that this averaging should be performed over at least four to seven ‘traversal’ time units to obtain sufficient accuracy. The resulting growth rate is determined and compared with results from physical experiments. The developed turbulent flow displays characteristics of self-similarity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDirect and Large-Eddy Simulation III
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Isaac Newton Institute Symposium / ERCOFTAC Workshop held in Cambridge, U.K., 12–14 May 1999
    EditorsPeter R. Voke, Neil D. Sandham, Leonhard Kleiser
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherKluwer Academic
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-015-9285-7
    ISBN (Print)978-90-481-5327-5
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 1999
    Event3rd ERCOFTAC Workshop on Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation III, DLES 1999 - U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Duration: 12 May 199914 May 1999
    Conference number: 3


    Conference3rd ERCOFTAC Workshop on Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation III, DLES 1999
    Abbreviated titleDLES
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Large eddy simulation
    • Spanwise direction
    • Momentum thickness
    • Linear stability theory
    • Spanwise vorticity


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