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Coshcous turbulence and its thermalization  

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Dissipation rate {mu}[cosh(k/k{sub c}) - 1] in Fourier space, which reduces to the Newtonian viscosity dissipation rate {nu}k{sup 2} for small k/k{sub c}, can be scaled to make a hydrodynamic system either actually or potentially converge to its Galerkin truncation. The former case acquires convergence to the truncation at a finite wavenumber k{sub G}; the latter realizes as the wavenumber grows to infinity. Intermittency reduction and vitiation of extended self-similarity (ESS) in the partially thermalized regime of turbulence are confirmed and clarified. Onsager's pictures of intermittent versus nonintermittent flows are visualized from thermalized numerical fields, showing cleanly spotty versus mistily uniform properties, the latter of which destroys self-organization and so the ESS property.

Zhu, Jian-zhou [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Taylor, Mark [SNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron Thermal Transport in Tokamak: ETG or TEM Turbulences?  

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Electron Thermal Transport in Tokamak: ETG or TEM Turbulences? Z. Lin, L. Chen, Y. Nishimura, H. Qu studies of electron transport in tokamak including: (1) electron temperature gradient turbulence; (2) trapped electron mode turbulence; and (3) a new finite element solver for global electromagnetic

Zonca, Fulvio

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Progress in Simulating Turbulent Electron Thermal Transport in NSTX  

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Nonlinear simulations based on multiple NSTX discharge scenarios have progressed to help differentiate unique instability mechanisms and to validate with experimental turbulence and transport data. First nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations of microtearing (MT) turbulence in a high-beta NSTX H-mode discharge predict experimental levels of electron thermal transport that are dominated by magnetic flutter and increase with collisionality, roughly consistent with energy confinement times in dimensionless collisionality scaling experiments. Electron temperature gradient (ETG) simulations predict significant electron thermal transport in some low and high beta discharges when ion scales are suppressed by E x B shear. Although the predicted transport in H-modes is insensitive to variation in collisionality (inconsistent with confinement scaling), it is sensitive to variations in other parameters, particularly density gradient stabilization. In reversed shear (RS) Lmode discharges that exhibit electron internal transport barriers, ETG transport has also been shown to be suppressed nonlinearly by strong negative magnetic shear, s<<0. In many high beta plasmas, instabilities which exhibit a stiff beta dependence characteristic of kinetic ballooning modes (KBM) are sometimes found in the core region. However, they do not have a distinct finite beta threshold, instead transitioning gradually to a trapped electron mode (TEM) as beta is reduced to zero. Nonlinear simulations of this "hybrid" TEM/KBM predict significant transport in all channels, with substantial contributions from compressional magnetic perturbations. As multiple instabilities are often unstable simultaneously in the same plasma discharge, even on the same flux surface, unique parametric dependencies are discussed which may be useful for distinguishing the different mechanisms experimentally.

Guttenfelder, Walter; Kaye, S. M.; Ren, Y.; Bell, R. E.; Hammett, G. W.; LeBlanc, B. P.; Mikkelsen, D. R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States); Peterson, J. L.; Nevins, W. M. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, CA (United States); Candy, J. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Yuh, H. [Nova Photonics, Princeton, NJ (United States)

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulation of thermal conductivity in hot galaxy clusters by MHD turbulence  

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The role of thermal conduction in regulating the thermal behavior of cooling flows in galaxy clusters is reexamined. Recent investigations have shown that the anisotropic Coulomb heat flux caused by a magnetic field in a dilute plasma drives a dynamical instability. A long standing problem of cooling flow theory has been to understand how thermal conduction can offset radiative core losses without completely preventing them. In this Letter we propose that magnetohydrodynamic turbulence driven by the heat flux instability regulates field-line insulation and drives a reverse convective thermal flux, both of which may mediate the stabilization of the cooling cores of hot clusters. This model suggests that turbulent mixing should accompany strong thermal gradients in cooling flows. This prediction seems to be supported by the spatial distribution of metals in the central galaxies of clusters, which shows a much stronger correlation with the ambient hot gas temperature gradient than with the parent stellar population.

Steven A. Balbus; Christopher S. Reynolds

2008-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulation of thermal conductivity in hot galaxy clusters by MHD turbulence  

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The role of thermal conduction in regulating the thermal behavior of cooling flows in galaxy clusters is reexamined. Recent investigations have shown that the anisotropic Coulomb heat flux caused by a magnetic field in a dilute plasma drives a dynamical instability. A long standing problem of cooling flow theory has been to understand how thermal conduction can offset radiative core losses without completely preventing them. In this Letter we propose that magnetohydrodynamic turbulence driven by the heat flux instability regulates field-line insulation and drives a reverse convective thermal flux, both of which may mediate the stabilization of the cooling cores of hot clusters. This model suggests that turbulent mixing should accompany strong thermal gradients in cooling flows. This prediction seems to be supported by the spatial distribution of metals in the central galaxies of clusters, which shows a much stronger correlation with the ambient hot gas temperature gradient than with the parent stellar populat...

Balbus, Steven A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Isolation of metals from liquid wastes: Reactive scavenging in turbulent thermal reactors. 1998 annual progress report  

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'The objective of this project is to develop the fundamental science base necessary to assess the utility of high-temperature processes to volatilize metals in DOE metal-bearing liquid wastes, so that they can be reactively scavenged by sorbents. The problem is addressed through a collaborative research program involving a team of five senior scientists and their respective laboratories, at four institutions. Specific goals are to: (1) Understand high-temperature reaction kinetics between sorbent substrates and certain volatile and semi-volatile metals in the DOE liquid waste inventory (e.g., Cs and Sr), using a laminar-flow reactor for which extraction of kinetic data is not complicated by turbulence; (2) Develop models to predict both trajectories of individual droplets in turbulent high-temperature reactors, and rates of metal evolution from droplets, and compare model predictions with experimental data from a pilot-scale turbulent thermal reactor; (3) Connect the reaction kinetic models with the droplet trajectory/mass evolution models, in order to predict and optimize metal scavenging processes in turbulent-flow reactors, and to test these combined models against data taken from a turbulent high temperature reactor. This report summarizes work at a point midway through the first year of a 3-year project. At the University of Arizona (UA), two tasks are underway. The first task is concerned with attempting to understand high-temperature reaction kinetics between sorbent substrates and certain volatile and semi-volatile metals. The second task is concerned with applying Kerstein''s One Dimensional Turbulence model to prediction of droplet trajectories in turbulent flow.'

Wendt, J.O.L. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (US); Linak, W.P. [Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC (US); Kerstein, A.R. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US); Pearlstein, A.J.; Scheeline, A. [Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (US)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal shallow water models of geostrophic turbulence in Jovian atmospheres  

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Conventional shallow water theory successfully reproduces many key features of the Jovian atmosphere: a mixture of coherent vortices and stable, large-scale, zonal jets whose amplitude decreases with distance from the equator. However, both freely decaying and forced-dissipative simulations of the shallow water equations in Jovian parameter regimes invariably yield retrograde equatorial jets, while Jupiter itself has a strong prograde equatorial jet. Simulations by Scott and Polvani [“Equatorial superrotation in shallow atmospheres,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L24202 (2008)] have produced prograde equatorial jets through the addition of a model for radiative relaxation in the shallow water height equation. However, their model does not conserve mass or momentum in the active layer, and produces mid-latitude jets much weaker than the equatorial jet. We present the thermal shallow water equations as an alternative model for Jovian atmospheres. These equations permit horizontal variations in the thermodynamic properties of the fluid within the active layer. We incorporate a radiative relaxation term in the separate temperature equation, leaving the mass and momentum conservation equations untouched. Simulations of this model in the Jovian regime yield a strong prograde equatorial jet, and larger amplitude mid-latitude jets than the Scott and Polvani model. For both models, the slope of the non-zonal energy spectra is consistent with the classic Kolmogorov scaling, and the slope of the zonal energy spectra is consistent with the much steeper spectrum observed for Jupiter. We also perform simulations of the thermal shallow water equations for Neptunian parameter values, with a radiative relaxation time scale calculated for the same 25 mbar pressure level we used for Jupiter. These Neptunian simulations reproduce the broad, retrograde equatorial jet and prograde mid-latitude jets seen in observations. The much longer radiative time scale for the colder planet Neptune explains the transition from a prograde to a retrograde equatorial jet, while the broader jets are due to the deformation radius being a larger fraction of the planetary radius.

Warneford, Emma S., E-mail: emma.warneford@maths.ox.ac.uk; Dellar, Paul J., E-mail: dellar@maths.ox.ac.uk [OCIAM, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford OX2 6GG (United Kingdom)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Steady state whistler turbulence and stability of thermal barriers in tandem mirrors  

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The effect of the whistler turbulence on anisotropic electrons in a thermal barrier is examined. The electron distribution function is derived self?consistently by solving the steady state quasilinear diffusion equation. Saturated amplitudes are computed using the resonance broadening theory or convective stabilization. Estimated power levels necessary for sustaining the steady state of a strongly anisotropic electron population are found to exceed by orders of magnitude the estimates based on Fokker–Planck calculations for the range of parameters of tandem mirror (TMX?U and MFTF?B) experiments [Nucl. Fusion 2 5 1205 (1985)]. Upper limits on the allowed degree of anisotropy for existing power densities are calculated.

C. Litwin; R. N. Sudan

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steady state whistler turbulence and stability of thermal barriers in tandem mirrors  

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The effect of the whistler turbulence on anisotropic electrons in a thermal barrier is examined. The electron distribution function is derived self-consistently by solving the steady state quasilinear diffusion equation. Saturated amplitudes are computed using the resonance broadening theory or convective stabilization. Estimated power levels necessary for sustaining the steady state of a strongly anisotropic electron population are found to exceed by orders of magnitude the estimates based on Fokker--Planck calculations for the range of parameters of tandem mirror (TMX-U and MFTF-B) experiments (Nucl. Fusion 25, 1205 (1985)). Upper limits on the allowed degree of anisotropy for existing power densities are calculated.

Litwin, C.; Sudan, R.N.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulence  

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Turbulence Turbulence in Alcator C-Mod and Wendelstein 7-AS plasmas during controlled confinement transitions N.P.Basse, E.M.Edlund, C.L.Fiore, M.J.Greenwald, A.E.Hubbard, J.W.Hughes, J.H.Irby, G.J.Kramer 1 , L.Lin, Y.Lin, A.G.Lynn 2 , E.S.Marmar, D.R.Mikkelsen 1 , D.Mossessian, P.E.Phillips 2 , M.Porkolab, J.E.Rice, W.L.Rowan 2 , J.A.Snipes, J.L.Terry, S.M.Wolfe, S.J.Wukitch, K.Zhurovich, S.Zoletnik 3 and the C-Mod and W7-AS 4 Teams MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, USA 1 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, USA 2 University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA 3 KFKI-RMKI, EURATOM Association, Budapest, Hungary 4 Max-Planck-Institut f¨ ur Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Greifswald, Germany At certain values of the edge rotational transform, ι a = 1/q a , the confinement time of plasmas in the Wendelstein 7-AS (W7-AS) stellarator was found to

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Property:Available Sensors | Open Energy Information  

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Sensors Sensors Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Available Sensors Property Type Text Pages using the property "Available Sensors" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) 1 1.5-ft Wave Flume Facility + Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Turbulence, ... 10-ft Wave Flume Facility + Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Turbulence, ... 11-ft Wave Flume Facility + Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Turbulence, ... 2 2-ft Flume Facility + Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Turbulence, ... 3 3-ft Wave Flume Facility + Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Turbulence, ... 5 5-ft Wave Flume Facility + Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Turbulence, ... 6 6-ft Wave Flume Facility + Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Turbulence, ... A Alden Large Flume + Pressure Range(psi), Velocity, Displacement, ...

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Morphological Evolution of Thermal Plumes in Turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard Convection  

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An experimental study of the morphological evolution of thermal plumes in turbulent thermal convection is presented. Individual sheetlike plumes are extracted and their area, circumference, and “heat content” are found to all exhibit log-normal distributions. As the sheetlike plumes move across the plate they collide and convolute into spiraling swirls. These swirls then spiral away from the plates to become mushroomlike plumes which are accompanied by strong vertical vorticity. The measured profiles of plume numbers and of vertical vorticity quantify the morphological transition of sheetlike plumes to mushroomlike ones and the mixing and merging or clustering of mushroomlike plumes. The fluctuating vorticity is found to have the same exponential distribution and scaling behavior as the fluctuating temperature.

Quan Zhou; Chao Sun; Ke-Qing Xia

2007-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Oberbeck-Boussinesq effects in turbulent thermal convection in ethane close to the critical point  

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As shown in earlier work [Ahlers et al., J. Fluid Mech. 569, 409 (2006)], non-Oberbeck-Boussinesq (NOB) corrections to the center temperature in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection in water and also in glycerol are governed by the temperature dependences of the kinematic viscosity and the thermal diffusion coefficient. If the working fluid is ethane close to the critical point, the origin of non-Oberbeck-Boussinesq corrections is very different, as will be shown in the present paper. Namely, the main origin of NOB corrections then lies in the strong temperature dependence of the isobaric thermal expansion coefficient ?(T). More precisely, it is the nonlinear T dependence of the density ?(T) in the buoyancy force that causes another type of NOB effect. We demonstrate this through a combination of experimental, numerical, and theoretical work, the last in the framework of the extended Prandtl-Blasius boundary-layer theory developed by Ahlers et al. as cited above. The theory comes to its limits if the temperature dependence of the thermal expension coefficient ?(T) is significant. The measurements reported here cover the ranges 2.1?Pr?3.9 and 5×109?Ra?2×1012 and are for cylindrical samples of aspect ratios 1.0 and 0.5.

Guenter Ahlers; Enrico Calzavarini; Francisco Fontenele Araujo; Denis Funfschilling; Siegfried Grossmann; Detlef Lohse; Kazuyasu Sugiyama

2008-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution numerical study of Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence using a thermal lattice Boltzmann scheme  

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We present results of a high resolution numerical study of two dimensional (2d) Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence using a recently proposed thermal lattice Boltzmann method (LBT). The goal of our study is both methodological and physical. We assess merits and limitations concerning small- and large-scale resolution/accuracy of the adopted integration scheme. We discuss quantitatively the requirements needed to keep the method stable and precise enough to simulate stratified and unstratified flows driven by thermal active fluctuations at high Rayleigh and high Reynolds numbers. We present data with spatial resolution up to 4096 x 10000 grid points and Rayleigh number up to Ra ~ 10^11 . The statistical quality of the data allows us to investigate velocity and temperature fluctuations, scale-by-scale, over roughly four decades. We present a detailed quantitative analysis of scaling laws in the viscous, inertial and integral range, supporting the existence of a Bolgiano-like inertial scaling, as expected in 2d systems. We also discuss the presence of small/large intermittent deviation to the scaling of velocity/temperature fluctuations and the Rayleigh dependency of gradients flatness.

L. Biferale; F. Mantovani; M. Sbragaglia; A. Scagliarini; F. Toschi; R. Tripiccione

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Chaotic mean wind in turbulent thermal convection and long-term correlations in solar activity  

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It is shown that correlation function of the mean wind velocity in a turbulent thermal convection (Rayleigh number $Ra \\sim 10^{11}$) exhibits exponential decay with a very long correlation time, while corresponding largest Lyapunov exponent is certainly positive. These results together with the reconstructed phase portrait indicate presence of a chaotic component in the examined mean wind. Telegraph approximation is also used to study relative contribution of the chaotic and stochastic components to the mean wind fluctuations and an equilibrium between these components has been studied. Since solar activity is based on the thermal convection processes, it is reasoned that the observed solar activity long-term correlations can be an imprint of the mean wind chaotic properties. In particular, correlation function of the daily sunspots number exhibits exponential decay with a very long correlation time and corresponding largest Lyapunov exponent is certainly positive, also relative contribution of the chaotic and stochastic components follows the same pattern as for the convection mean wind.

A. Bershadskii

2009-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The divergence of neighboring magnetic field lines and fast-particle diffusion in strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, with application to thermal conduction in galaxy clusters  

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We investigate field-line separation in strong MHD turbulence using direct numerical simulations. We find that in the static-magnetic-field approximation the thermal conductivity in galaxy clusters is reduced by a factor of about 50 relative to the Spitzer thermal conductivity of a non-magnetized plasma. This value is too small for heat conduction to balance radiative cooling in clusters.

Jason L. Maron; Benjamin D. G. Chandran; Eric G. Blackman

2003-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Divergence of Neighboring Magnetic-Field Lines and Fast-Particle Diffusion in Strong Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence, with Application to Thermal Conduction in Galaxy Clusters  

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Using direct numerical simulations, we calculate the rate of divergence of neighboring magnetic-field lines in different types of strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. In the static-magnetic-field approximation, our results imply that tangled magnetic fields in galaxy clusters reduce the electron diffusion coefficient and thermal conductivity by a factor of ?5–10, relative to their values in a nonmagnetized plasma.

Jason Maron; Benjamin D. G. Chandran; Eric Blackman

2004-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent heat transfer characteristics in a circular tube and thermal properties of n-decane-in-water nanoemulsion fluids and micelles-in-water fluids  

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Abstract We carry out experimental studies of turbulent convective heat transfer of several n-decane-in-water nanoemulsions and micelles-in-water fluids. We characterize the viscosity and thermal properties of the nanofluids, and the nanoparticle distributions and shapes with various techniques, including transmission electron microscopy. We find that the thermal conductivity of the nanofluids is lower than that of the base fluid, and the conductivity shows no anomalous behavior. Despite this we find that the average Nusselt numbers and convective heat transfer coefficients are enhanced for low volume fractions when the Reynolds number Re > 7000, in agreement with solid particle nanofluids. However, when the pressure losses are taken into account, we find that the nanofluids studied have a practical efficiency equal to or less than that of the base fluid. The highest heat transfer enhancements were obtained with volume fractions considerably smaller than those for the solid particle nanofluids. Our results indicate that the improved heat transfer is due to enhancement of turbulence in the large Re regime.

Sampo Saarinen; Salla Puupponen; Arttu Meriläinen; Aliakbar Joneidi; Ari Seppälä; Kari Saari; Tapio Ala-Nissila

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influences of peripherally-cut twisted tape insert on heat transfer and thermal performance characteristics in laminar and turbulent tube flows  

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Effects of peripherally-cut twisted tape insert on heat transfer, friction loss and thermal performance factor characteristics in a round tube were investigated. Nine different peripherally-cut twisted tapes with constant twist ratio (y/W = 3.0) and different three tape depth ratios (DR = d/W = 0.11, 0.22 and 0.33), each with three different tape width ratios (WR = w/W = 0.11, 0.22 and 0.33) were tested. Besides, one typical twisted tape was also tested for comparison. The measurement of heat transfer rate was conducted under uniform heat flux condition while that of friction factor was performed under isothermal condition. Tests were performed with Reynolds number in a range from 1000 to 20,000, using water as a working fluid. The experimental results revealed that both heat transfer rate and friction factor in the tube equipped with the peripherally-cut twisted tapes were significantly higher than those in the tube fitted with the typical twisted tape and plain tube, especially in the laminar flow regime. The higher turbulence intensity of fluid in the vicinity of the tube wall generated by the peripherally-cut twisted tape compared to that induced by the typical twisted tape is referred as the main reason for achieved results. The obtained results also demonstrated that as the depth ratio increased and width ratio decreased, the heat transfer enhancement increased. Over the range investigated, the peripherally-cut twisted tape enhanced heat transfer rates in term of Nusselt numbers up to 2.6 times (turbulent regime) and 12.8 times (laminar regime) of that in the plain tube. These corresponded to the maximum performance factors of 1.29 (turbulent regime) and 4.88 (laminar regime). (author)

Eiamsa-ard, Smith [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok 10530 (Thailand); Seemawute, Panida [Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok 10530 (Thailand); Wongcharee, Khwanchit [Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahanakorn University of Technology, Bangkok 10530 (Thailand)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Gyrokinetic particle simulation for thermonuclear plasma turbulence studies in magnetic confinement.  

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??Thermal transport in a magnetised plasma is believed to be substantially enhanced due to turbulence. The ELMFIRE code has been developed for tokamak plasma turbulence studies… (more)

Janhunen, Salomon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma turbulence  

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The origin of plasma turbulence from currents and spatial gradients in plasmas is described and shown to lead to the dominant transport mechanism in many plasma regimes. A wide variety of turbulent transport mechanism exists in plasmas. In this survey the authors summarize some of the universally observed plasma transport rates.

Horton, W. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Inst. for Fusion Studies; Hu, G. [Globalstar LP, San Jose, CA (United States)

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gyro-water-bag approach in nonlinear gyrokinetic turbulence  

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Turbulent transport is a key issue for controlled thermonuclear fusion based on magnetic confinement. The thermal confinement of a magnetized fusion plasma is essentially determined by the turbulent heat conduction across the equilibrium magnetic field. ... Keywords: 65M15, 65P40, 83C05, Discontinuous Galerkin methods, Gyrokinetic equations, Plasma turbulence, Quasilinear theory, Semi-Lagrangian methods, Water-bag model

Nicolas Besse; Pierre Bertrand

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent combustion  

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Turbulent combustion is the dominant process in heat and power generating systems. Its most significant aspect is to enhance the burning rate and volumetric power density. Turbulent mixing, however, also influences the chemical rates and has a direct effect on the formation of pollutants, flame ignition and extinction. Therefore, research and development of modern combustion systems for power generation, waste incineration and material synthesis must rely on a fundamental understanding of the physical effect of turbulence on combustion to develop theoretical models that can be used as design tools. The overall objective of this program is to investigate, primarily experimentally, the interaction and coupling between turbulence and combustion. These processes are complex and are characterized by scalar and velocity fluctuations with time and length scales spanning several orders of magnitude. They are also influenced by the so-called {open_quotes}field{close_quotes} effects associated with the characteristics of the flow and burner geometries. The authors` approach is to gain a fundamental understanding by investigating idealized laboratory flames. Laboratory flames are amenable to detailed interrogation by laser diagnostics and their flow geometries are chosen to simplify numerical modeling and simulations and to facilitate comparison between experiments and theory.

Talbot, L.; Cheng, R.K. [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THEORY-BASED MODELS OF TURBULENCE AND ANOMALOUS TRANSPORT IN FUSION PLASMAS  

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: studying ways to reduce turbulence and the cost of a fusion energy power plant. General Atomics (San Diego '94 · Based on nonlinear gyrofluid simulations of ITG turbulence to map out struc- ture of ion thermal prevent honey from dripping. #12;Cut-away view of tokamak turbulence simulation Waltz (General Atomics

Hammett, Greg

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Turbulent flow in graphene  

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We demonstrate the possibility of a turbulent flow of electrons in graphene in the hydrodynamic region, by calculating the corresponding turbulent probability density function. This is used to calculate the contribution of the turbulent flow to the conductivity within a quantum Boltzmann approach. The dependence of the conductivity on the system parameters arising from the turbulent flow is very different from that due to scattering.

Kumar S. Gupta; Siddhartha Sen

2009-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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SciTech Connect: Thermal Hydraulic Characteristics of Fuel Defects...  

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VA at www.ntis.gov. Thermal Hydraulic Characteristics of Fuel Defects in Plate Type Nuclear Research Reactors Turbulent flow coupled with heat transfer is investigated for a...

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The Temperature of Interstellar Clouds from Turbulent Heating  

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To evaluate the effect of turbulent heating in the thermal balance of interstellar clouds, we develop an extension of the log-Poisson intermittency model to supersonic turbulence. The model depends on a parameter, d, interpreted as the dimension of the most dissipative structures. By comparing the model with the probability distribution of the turbulent dissipation rate in a simulation of supersonic and super-Alfvenic turbulence, we find a best-fit value of d=1.64. We apply this intermittency model to the computation of the mass-weighted probability distribution of the gas temperature of molecular clouds, high-mass star-forming cores, and cold diffuse HI clouds. Our main results are: i) The mean gas temperature in molecular clouds can be explained as the effect of turbulent heating alone, while cosmic ray heating may dominate only in regions where the turbulent heating is low; ii) The mean gas temperature in high-mass star-forming cores with typical FWHM of ~6 km/s (corresponding to a 1D rms velocity of 2.5 km/s) may be completely controlled by turbulent heating, which predicts a mean value of approximately 36 K, two to three times larger than the mean gas temperature in the absence of turbulent heating; iii) The intermittency of the turbulent heating can generate enough hot regions in cold diffuse HI clouds to explain the observed CH+ abundance, if the rms velocity on a scale of 1 pc is at least 3 km/s, in agreement with previous results based on incompressible turbulence. Because of its importance in the thermal balance of molecular clouds and high-mass star-forming cores, the process of turbulent heating may be central in setting the characteristic stellar mass and in regulating molecular chemical reactions.

Liubin Pan; Paolo Padoan

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Contribution to the numerical study of turbulence in high intensity discharge lamps  

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We present in this paper a comparison between results obtained with a laminar and turbulent models for high-pressure mercury arc. The two models are based on the resolution of bidimensional time-dependent equations by a semi-implicit finite-element code. The numerical computation of turbulent model is solved with large eddy simulation model; this approach takes into account the various scales of turbulence by a filtering method on each scale. The results show the quantitative influence of turbulence on the flow fields and also the difference between laminar and turbulent effects on the dynamic thermal behaviour and on the characteristics of the discharge.

Kaziz, S.; Ben Ahmed, R.; Helali, H.; Gazzah, H.; Charrada, K. [Unite d'Etude des Milieux Ionises et Reactifs, IPEIM, 5019 route de Kairouan Monastir (Tunisia)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Tidal Flow Turbulence Measurements  

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max quire specification of a turbulence intensity, and it is a metric in the wind energy industry. For acoustic Dop surements, a noise-corrected expression of...

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Enhancement and suppression of heat transfer by MHD turbulence  

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We study of the effect of turbulence on heat transfer within magnetized plasmas for energy injection velocities both larger and smaller that the Alfven speed. We find that in the latter regime the heat transfer is partially suppressed, while in the former regime the effects of turbulence depend on the intensity of driving. In fact, the scale l at which the turbulent velocity is equal the Alfven velocity is a new important parameter. When the electron mean free path is larger than l, the stronger the the turbulence, the lower thermal conductivity by electrons is. The turbulent motions, however, induces their own advective heat transport, which, for the parameters of intracluster medium (ICM) provides effective heat diffusivity that exceeds the classical Spitzer value.

A. Lazarian

2006-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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On Challenges for Hypersonic Turbulent Simulations  

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This short note discusses some of the challenges for design of suitable spatial numerical schemes for hypersonic turbulent flows, including combustion, and thermal and chemical nonequilibrium flows. Often, hypersonic turbulent flows in re-entry space vehicles and space physics involve mixed steady strong shocks and turbulence with unsteady shocklets. Material mixing in combustion poses additional computational challenges. Proper control of numerical dissipation in numerical methods beyond the standard shock-capturing dissipation at discontinuities is an essential element for accurate and stable simulations of the subject physics. On one hand, the physics of strong steady shocks and unsteady turbulence/shocklet interactions under the nonequilibrium environment is not well understood. On the other hand, standard and newly developed high order accurate (fourth-order or higher) schemes were developed for homogeneous hyperbolic conservation laws and mixed hyperbolic and parabolic partial differential equations (PDEs) (without source terms). The majority of finite rate chemistry and thermal nonequilibrium simulations employ methods for homogeneous time-dependent PDEs with a pointwise evaluation of the source terms. The pointwise evaluation of the source term might not be the best choice for stability, accuracy and minimization of spurious numerics for the overall scheme.

Yee, H C; Sjogreen, B

2009-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Interaction of turbulent plasma flow with a hypersonic shock wave  

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A transient increase is observed in both the spectral energy decay rate and the degree of chaotic complexity at the interface of a shock wave and a turbulent ionized gas. Even though the gas is apparently brought to rest by the shock wave, no evidence is found either of prompt relaminarization or of any systematic influence of end-wall material thermal conductivities on the turbulence parameters. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Belay, K.; Valentine, J.M.; Williams, R.L.; Johnson, J.A. III [CeNNAs, Florida AM University, Tallahassee, Florida (United States)] [CeNNAs, Florida AM University, Tallahassee, Florida (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Vibrational Non-Equilibrium on the Decay of Grid-Generated Turbulence  

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the fundamental scientific question: ?Does thermal non-equilibrium alter the decay rate of turbulence?? The results of this study show that the answer is ?Yes.? The results demonstrate a clear coupling between thermal non-equilibrium and turbulence transport... ................................................................... 86 2.70 Macor-aluminum test section (exploded view) ....................................... 87 2.71 Upwind flange .......................................................................................... 88 2.72 Macor slab...

Fuller, T. J.

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulence intensity pulse propagation with self-consistent nonlinear noise  

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A model of turbulence intensity spreading with self-consistent nonlinear noise is derived systematically for the simple dynamical model of resistivity gradient driven turbulence. Local effective drive, thermal conduction damping, nonlinear coupling, and spatial scattering effects are included. As a consequence of nonlinear mode coupling processes (i.e., triad mode interactions), turbulence energy can be spatially scattered, leading to turbulence propagation and spreading. However, the range of any nonlinear mode interactions of the background with a test mode is restricted to within a few mode scale widths from the test mode rational surface. The speed of a turbulent spreading front is calculated. This front speed is effectively constant on macroscopic scales. We show that the effect of self-consistent nonlinear noise on the intensity front speed is modest, as a consequence of the ordering {Delta}{sub c}turbulence correlation length and L{sub f} is the scale length of the front's leading edge. The implications of these results for turbulence spreading models and the important differences between self-consistent mode coupling noise and ad hoc external noise are discussed. The broader implications of these results for turbulence front propagation are identified and explained.

Wang, Z. H. [School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Department of Physics and Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0424 (United States); Diamond, P. H. [Department of Physics and Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0424 (United States); WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Gwahangno 113, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Guercan, Oe. D. [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique-CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Garbet, X. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint Paul Lez Durance (France); Wang, X. G. [School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent transport of energetic ions  

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Approaching ITER operation, the issue of anomalous transport of fast particles becomes more and more important. This is partly because the ITER heating and current drive system relies heavily on neutral beam injection. Moreover burning plasmas are heated by fast fusion {alpha} particles.Fusion {alpha} particles are characterised by a fixed energy and an isotropic velocity distribution. Therefore they have gyroradii one magnitude larger than the thermal ions. The dependency of the particle diffusion of {alpha} test particles on the Kubo number K = VExB{tau}c/{lambda}c (VExB mean E x B velocity, {tau}c, {lambda}c correlation time and length of the turbulent potential) is presented. For different turbulent regimes, different dependency of the diffusion on the gyroradius is found. For large Kubo numbers, the transport is found to remain constant for gyroradii up to the correlation length of the potential, whereas it is drastically reduced in the small Kubo number regime.In the second part, a model for beam ions injected along the equilibrium magnetic field is described. The beam ions are treated gyrokinetically in a self-consistent way with the equilibrium distribution function taken as a shifted Maxwellian. The implications of such a model for the Vlasov equation, the field equations, and the calculation of moments and fluxes are discussed. Linear and nonlinear results, obtained with the gyrokinetic flux tube code GENE show the existence of a new instability driven by fast beam ions. The instability has a maximum growth rate at perpendicular wave numbers of ky{rho}s {approx} 0.15 and depends mainly on the beam velocity and the density gradient of the beam ions. This instability leads to a replacement of bulk ion particle transport by fast ion particle transport, connected to a strongly enhanced heat flux. In the presence of this instability, the turbulent particle and heat transport is dominated by fast ions.

Dannert, Tilman; Hauff, Thilo; Jenko, Frank; Guenter, Sibylle [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Garching (Germany)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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PERPENDICULAR ION HEATING BY REDUCED MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE  

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Recent theoretical studies argue that the rate of stochastic ion heating in low-frequency Alfvén-wave turbulence is given by Q = c{sub 1}((?u){sup 3}/?)exp (– c{sub 2}/?), where ?u is the rms turbulent velocity at the scale of the ion gyroradius ?, ? = ?u/v{sub i}, v{sub i} is the perpendicular ion thermal speed, and c{sub 1} and c{sub 2} are dimensionless constants. We test this theoretical result by numerically simulating test particles interacting with strong reduced magnetohydrodynamic (RMHD) turbulence. The heating rates in our simulations are well fit by this formula. The best-fit values of c{sub 1} are ?1. The best-fit values of c{sub 2} decrease (i.e., stochastic heating becomes more effective) as the Reynolds number and the number of grid points in the RMHD simulations increase. As an example, in a 1024{sup 2} × 256 RMHD simulation with a dissipation wavenumber of the order of the inverse ion gyroradius, we find c{sub 2} = 0.21. We show that stochastic heating is significantly stronger in strong RMHD turbulence than in a field of randomly phased Alfvén waves with the same power spectrum, because coherent structures in strong RMHD turbulence increase orbit stochasticity in the regions where ions are heated most strongly. We find that c{sub 1} increases by a factor of ?3 while c{sub 2} changes very little as the ion thermal speed increases from values <

Xia, Qian; Perez, Jean C.; Chandran, Benjamin D. G. [Space Science Center and Department of Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States); Quataert, Eliot, E-mail: qdy2@unh.edu, E-mail: benjamin.chandran@unh.edu, E-mail: jeanc.perez@unh.edu, E-mail: eliot@astro.berkeley.edu [Astronomy Department and Theoretical Astrophysics Center, 601 Campbell Hall, The University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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FLIHY EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES FOR STUDYING OPEN CHANNEL TURBULENT FLOWS AND HEAT TRANSFER  

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1 FLIHY EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES FOR STUDYING OPEN CHANNEL TURBULENT FLOWS AND HEAT TRANSFER B was constructed at UCLA to study open channel turbulent flow and heat transfer of low-thermal and low supercritical flow regimes (Fr>1), in which the surface waves are amplified and heat transfer is enhanced due

California at Los Angeles, University of

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DeFrees Flume 2 | Open Energy Information  

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DeFrees Flume 2 DeFrees Flume 2 Jump to: navigation, search Basic Specifications Facility Name DeFrees Flume 2 Overseeing Organization Cornell University Hydrodynamics Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume Length(m) 8.0 Beam(m) 0.6 Depth(m) 0.6 Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities None Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities None Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes Velocity(m/s) 2 Recirculating No Wind Capabilities Wind Capabilities None Control and Data Acquisition Description National Instruments LabView and Mathworks Matlab DAQ systems Number of channels 64+ Bandwidth(kHz) 1000 Cameras Yes Number of Color Cameras 5 Description of Camera Types 1024 x 1024 x 12 bit to 60 fps, 491 x 656 x 8-bit to 100 fps, others Available Sensors Thermal, Ultrasonic Wave Height, Displacement, Acceleration, Turbulence, Pressure Range(psi), Flow, Acoustics, Velocity

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Conte Large Flume | Open Energy Information  

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Conte Large Flume Conte Large Flume Overseeing Organization United States Geological Survey, LSC Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume Length(m) 38.1 Beam(m) 6.1 Depth(m) 5.2 Cost(per day) Contact POC Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities None Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities None Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes Recirculating No Wind Capabilities Wind Capabilities None Control and Data Acquisition Description National Instruments LabView and other data acquisition systems Number of channels 12 Bandwidth(kHz) 44 Cameras Yes Number of Color Cameras 5 Description of Camera Types Conventional underwater video, 4; high speed (1000 fps), 1 Available Sensors Displacement, Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Thermal, Turbulence, Velocity Data Generation Capability

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Conte Small Flume | Open Energy Information  

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Small Flume Small Flume Overseeing Organization United States Geological Survey, LSC Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume Length(m) 38.1 Beam(m) 3.0 Depth(m) 5.2 Cost(per day) Contact POC Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities None Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities None Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes Recirculating No Wind Capabilities Wind Capabilities None Control and Data Acquisition Description National Instruments LabView and other data acquisition systems Number of channels 12 Bandwidth(kHz) 44 Cameras Yes Number of Color Cameras 5 Description of Camera Types Conventional underwater video, 4; high speed (1000 fps), 1 Available Sensors Displacement, Flow, Pressure Range(psi), Thermal, Turbulence, Velocity Data Generation Capability

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DeFrees Flume 1 | Open Energy Information  

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Flume 1 Flume 1 Jump to: navigation, search Basic Specifications Facility Name DeFrees Flume 1 Overseeing Organization Cornell University Hydrodynamics Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume Length(m) 4.5 Beam(m) 0.6 Depth(m) 0.6 Water Type Freshwater Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities None Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities None Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes Velocity(m/s) 2 Recirculating No Wind Capabilities Wind Capabilities None Control and Data Acquisition Description National Instruments LabView and Mathworks Matlab DAQ systems Number of channels 64+ Bandwidth(kHz) 1000 Cameras Yes Number of Color Cameras 5 Description of Camera Types 1024 x 1024 x 12 bit to 60 fps, 491 x 656 x 8-bit to 100 fps, others Available Sensors Flow, Turbulence, Ultrasonic Wave Height, Acceleration, Pressure Range(psi), Acoustics, Velocity, Displacement, Thermal

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DeFrees Flume 3 | Open Energy Information  

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Basic Specifications Basic Specifications Facility Name DeFrees Flume 3 Overseeing Organization Cornell University Hydrodynamics Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Flume Length(m) 15.0 Beam(m) 2.0 Depth(m) 0.6 Water Type Freshwater Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities None Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities None Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume Yes Velocity(m/s) 2 Recirculating No Wind Capabilities Wind Capabilities None Control and Data Acquisition Description National Instruments LabView and Mathworks Matlab DAQ systems Number of channels 64+ Cameras Yes Number of Color Cameras 5 Description of Camera Types 1024 x 1024 x 12 bit to 60 fps, 491 x 656 x 8-bit to 100 fps, others Available Sensors Acceleration, Acoustics, Pressure Range(psi), Velocity, Displacement, Turbulence, Flow, Ultrasonic Wave Height, Thermal

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Observations of Edge Turbulence  

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Edge Turbulence Edge Turbulence near the X-point of Alcator C-Mod APS-2007 (1) J.L. Terry, S.J. Zweben*, B. LaBombard, I. Cziegler, O. Grulke + , D.P. Stotler* MIT - Plasma Science and Fusion Center *Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory + MPI for Plasma Physics, EURATOM Assoc., Greifswald, Germany American Physical Society - Div. of Plasma Physics Orlando, FL Nov. 12 - Nov. 16, 2007 APS-2007 (2) Background and Motivation for "Xpt-region" View Strong edge turbulence has been observed in nearly all magnetic confinement devices. Desire predictive capability Most previous measurements made near outboard midplane where the turbulence has the following main features: - generation is ballooning-like (absent at inboard midplane, etc.) - filaments/blobs moves radially outward with some poloidal motion

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ARM - Measurement - Atmospheric turbulence  

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turbulence turbulence ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Atmospheric turbulence High frequency velocity fluctuations that lead to turbulent transport of momentum, heat, mositure, and passive scalars, and often expressed in terms of variances and covariances. Categories Atmospheric State, Surface Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. ARM Instruments CO2FLX : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems ECOR : Eddy Correlation Flux Measurement System

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Information Content of Turbulence  

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We treat a turbulent velocity field as a message in the same way as a book or a picture. All messages can be described by their entropy per symbol $h$, defined as in Shannon's theory of communication. In a turbulent flow, as the Reynolds number $Re$ increases, more correlated degrees of freedom are excited and participate in the turbulent cascade. Experiments in a turbulent soap film suggest that the spatial entropy density $h$ is a decreasing function of $Re$, namely $h \\propto -\\log Re$ + const. In the logistic map, also analyzed here, increasing the control parameter $r$ increases $h$. A modified logistic map with additional coupling to past iterations suggests the significance of correlations.

Rory Cerbus; Walter Goldburg

2013-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling variable density effects in turbulent flames -- Some basic considerations  

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The paper discusses the basic physical phenomena involved in pressure-density interactions, and presents models of pressure-velocity, pressure-scalar, baroclinic and dilatation effects for variable density low Mach-number turbulence. Their implementation in the {kappa}-{epsilon} framework is then described and their performance evaluated. The models assume that both scalar transport and turbulence generation arising from pressure-density interactions in flames are caused by the motion of large scale turbulent thermals superposed on the normal turbulence mechanism. The velocity of the thermals is related directly to the mean pressure gradient and local density differences in the flames. It is furthermore assumed that the correction for dilatation effects in the {kappa}-{epsilon} system can be determined from the constraint of conservation of the angular momentum of turbulence per unit mass. Simple corrections of the {kappa}-{epsilon} system are proposed for fast chemistry diffusion and premixed flames subject to variable pressure gradients, which offer substantial improvements in the predictions of the flames. some problems remain, particularly in predictions of turbulence in premixed flames, owing to large scale instabilities of the flames observed in the experiments.

Chomiak, J.; Nisbet, J.R. [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics] [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wing tucks are a response to atmospheric turbulence in the soaring flight of the steppe eagle Aquila nipalensis  

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...bottom of the thermal column. Thermal turbulence increases with the...rate [16]. In addition, thermals actually magnify the vertical...nipalensis (Hodgson)-a typical thermal-soaring migrant [18-20...weighed less than 0.075 kg with battery. This represents less than...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of Geodesic Acoustic Modes in ITG turbulence  

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The generation of geodesic acoustic modes (GAM) is studied by means of numerical simulations of a 3D fluid global model, describing flux-driven electrostatic ITG (Ion Temperature Gradient) turbulence in the core of tokamak plasmas. The model evolves the equilibrium and the perturbed fields as a whole. The coupling of poloidal harmonics induced by the curvature thus results in the presence of both turbulent and neoclassical transport effects in the system. The neoclassical thermal conductivity, which is linked to the time-independent component of the poloidal modulation of the equilibrium fields, is observed to be of the order of the turbulent one, in a system driven by strong injected heat fluxes. The frequency spectrum of the electrostatic potential fluctuations exhibits a peak near the theoretical GAM frequency. In the turbulent stationary state of the simulations a downshift of the GAM frequency is observed.

Falchetto, G. L.; Garbet, X.; Ottaviani, M. [Association EURATOM-CEA, CEA/DSM/DRFC, Centre de Cadarache, 13108 Saint Paul lez Durance (France); Smolyakov, A. [Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, SK (Canada)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulence Structure and Wall Signature in Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer  

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Turbulence Structure and Wall Signature in Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer Yin-Chiu Kan , Clara and hypersonic turbulent boundary layer datasets from direct numerical simulation (DNS). Contour plots and Marusic5 and Mathis, Hutchins and Marusic16 ). In contrast to supersonic and hypersonic flow regimes

Martín, Pino

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Turbulent convection in liquid metal with and without rotation  

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is the efficiency of convective heat transfer (Nu). In general, we find that the convective behavior of liquid metal=ðkT�, where q is total heat flux and k is the fluid's thermal conductivity. Heat flux q is total heat power P by turbulent, rotating convection in liquid metal. Liquid metals are peculiar in that they diffuse heat more

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Toward a wave turbulence formulation of statistical nonlinear optics  

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Toward a wave turbulence formulation of statistical nonlinear optics Josselin Garnier,1, * Mietek optical waves have been reported in the literature. This article is aimed at providing a generalized wave, the process of optical wave thermalization to thermo- dynamic equilibrium, which slows down significantly

Garnier, Josselin

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turbulence | OpenEI  

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turbulence turbulence Dataset Summary Description This raw data reflects readings from instruments mounted on or near a 82 meter meteorological tower located at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), approximately 5 miles south of Boulder, CO (specifically: 39.9107 N, 105.2348 W, datum WGS84). Source NREL Date Released Unknown Date Updated Unknown Keywords DOE irradiance NREL NWTC temperature turbulence wind wind direction wind speed Data text/plain icon Raw data (txt, 82 KiB) application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon Raw data field descriptions (xlsx, 52.5 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Data have not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness; disclaimer available (http://www.nrel.gov/disclaimer.html). Temporal and Spatial Coverage

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Asymptotic expansion and statistical description of turbulent systems  

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A new approach to studying turbulent systems is presented in which an asymptotic expansion of the general dynamical equations is performed prior to the application of statistical methods for describing the evolution of the system. This approach has been applied to two specific systems: anomalous drift wave turbulence in plasmas and homogeneous, isotropic turbulence in fluids. For the plasma case, the time and length scales of the turbulent state result in the asymptotic expansion of the Vlasov/Poisson equations taking the form of nonlinear gyrokinetic theory. Questions regarding this theory and modern Hamiltonian perturbation methods are discussed and resolved. A new alternative Hamiltonian method is described. The Eulerian Direct Interaction Approximation (EDIA) is slightly reformulated and applied to the equations of nonlinear gyrokinetic theory. Using a similarity transformation technique, expressions for the thermal diffusivity are derived from the EDIA equations for various geometries, including a tokamak. In particular, the unique result for generalized geometry may be of use in evaluating fusion reactor designs and theories of anomalous thermal transport in tokamaks. Finally, a new and useful property of the EDIA is pointed out. For the fluid case, an asymptotic expansion is applied to the Navier-Stokes equation and the results lead to the speculation that such an approach may resolve the problem of predicting the Kolmogorov inertial range energy spectrum for homogeneous, isotropic turbulence. 45 refs., 3 figs.

Hagan, W.K. III

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymptotic expansion and statistical description of turbulent systems  

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A new approach to studying turbulent systems is presented in which an asymptotic expansion of the general dynamical equations is performed prior to the application of statistical methods for describing the evolution of the system. This approach was applied to two specific systems: anomalous drift wave turbulence in plasmas and homogeneous, isotropic turbulence in fluids. For the plasma case, the time and length scales of the turbulent states result in the asymptotic expansion of the Vlasov/Poisson equations taking the form of nonlinear gyrokinetic theory. A new alternative Hamiltonian method is described. The Eulerian Direct Interaction Approximation (EDIA) is slightly reformulated and applied to the equation of nonlinear gyrokinetic theory. Using a similarity transformation technique, expressions for the thermal diffusivity are derived from the EDIA equations for various geometries, including a tokamak. In particular, the unique result for generalized geometry may be of use in evaluating fusion reaction designs and theories of anomalous thermal transport in tokamaks. Finally, a new and useful property of the EDIA is pointed out. For the fluid case, an asymptotic expansion is applied to the Navier-Stokes equation and the results, in combination with the efforts of other workers on the problem, lead to the speculation that such an approach may resolve the problem of predicting the Kolmogorov intertial range energy spectrum for homogeneous, isotropic turbulence.

Hagan, W.K. III

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Relativistic MHD Turbulence  

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The objective of this work is to understand if and how the characteristics of relativistic MHD turbulence may differ from those of nonrelativistic MHD turbulence. We accomplish this by studying the invariants in the relativistic case and comparing them to what we know of nonrelativistic turbulence. Although much work has been done to understand the dynamics of nonrelativistic systems (mostly for ideal incompressible fluids), there is minimal literature explicitly describing the dynamics of relativistic MHD turbulence. Many authors simply assume that relativistic turbulence has the same invariants and obeys the same inverse energy cascade as non-relativistic systems.

Garrison, David

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A commotion over turbulence  

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... calculations) of dimensionless parameters of the reactor setup9. This has led to the IFS/PPPL model, named after the main institutions involved in its development. The basis for this ... other components besides the turbulence-induced diffusivity. Dorland and Kotschen-reuther have combined the IFS/PPPL diffusivity model with an assumed prescription for the density evolution and the boundary temperatures, ...

Benjamin A. Carreras

1997-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

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EVOLUTION OF SHOCKS AND TURBULENCE IN MAJOR CLUSTER MERGERS  

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We performed a set of cosmological simulations of major mergers in galaxy clusters, in order to study the evolution of merger shocks and the subsequent injection of turbulence in the post-shock region and in the intra-cluster medium (ICM). The computations have been performed with the grid-based, adaptive mesh refinement hydrodynamical code Enzo, using a refinement criterion especially designed for refining turbulent flows in the vicinity of shocks. When a major merger event occurs, a substantial amount of turbulence energy is injected in the ICM of the newly formed cluster. Our simulations show that the shock launched after a major merger develops an ellipsoidal shape and gets broken by the interaction with the filamentary cosmic web around the merging cluster. The size of the post-shock region along the direction of shock propagation is of the order of 300 kpc h{sup -1}, and the turbulent velocity dispersion in this region is larger than 100 km s{sup -1}. We performed a scaling analysis of the turbulence energy within our cluster sample. The best fit for the scaling of the turbulence energy with the cluster mass is consistent with M{sup 5/3}, which is also the scaling law for the thermal energy in the self-similar cluster model. This clearly indicates the close relation between virialization and injection of turbulence in the cluster evolution. As for the turbulence in the cluster core, we found that within 2 Gyr after the major merger (the timescale for the shock propagation in the ICM), the ratio of the turbulent to total pressure is larger than 10%, and after about 4 Gyr it is still larger than 5%, a typical value for nearly relaxed clusters. Turbulence at the cluster center is thus sustained for several gigayears, which is substantially longer than typically assumed in the turbulent re-acceleration models, invoked to explain the statistics of observed radio halos. Striking similarities in the morphology and other physical parameters between our simulations and the 'symmetrical radio relics' found at the periphery of the merging cluster A3376 are finally discussed. In particular, the interaction between the merger shock and the filaments surrounding the cluster could explain the presence of 'notch-like' features at the edges of the double relics.

Paul, S.; Mannheim, K. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Universitaet Wuerzburg, Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg (Germany); Iapichino, L. [Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg, Institut fuer Theoretische Astrophysik, Albert-Ueberle-Strasse 2, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Miniati, F. [Physics Department, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, ETH-Zuerich, CH-8093 Zuerich (Switzerland); Bagchi, J. [Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune University Campus, Pune 411 007 (India)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Turbulent Flow  

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Turbulent Turbulent Flow with Implicit LES L.G. Margolin 1 Proceedings of the Joint Russian-American Five Laboratory Conference on Computational Mathematics/Physics 19-23 June, 2005 Vienna, Austria 1 Applied Physics Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, len@lanl.gov 1 Abstract Implicit large eddy simulation (ILES) is a methodology for modeling high Reynolds' num- ber flows that combines computational efficiency and ease of implementation with predictive calculations and flexible application. Although ILES has been used for more than fifteen years, it is only recently that significant effort has gone into providing a physical rationale that speaks to its capabilities and its limitations. In this talk, we will present new theoret- ical results aimed toward building a justification and discuss some remaining gaps in our understanding and our practical

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Transition to turbulence in ferrofluids  

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It is known that in classical fluids turbulence typically occurs at high Reynolds numbers. But can turbulence occur at low Reynolds numbers? Here we investigate the transition to turbulence in the classic Taylor-Couette system in which the rotating fluids are manufactured ferrofluids with magnetized nanoparticles embedded in liquid carriers. We find that, in the presence of a magnetic field turbulence can occur at Reynolds numbers that are at least one order of magnitude smaller than those in conventional fluids. This is established by extensive computational ferrohydrodynamics through a detailed bifurcation analysis and characterization of behaviors of physical quantities such as the energy, the wave number, and the angular momentum through the bifurcations. A striking finding is that, as the magnetic field is increased, the onset of turbulence can be determined accurately and reliably. Our results imply that experimental investigation of turbulence can be greatly facilitated by using ferrofluids, opening up...

Altmeyer, Sebastian; Lai, Ying-Cheng

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum ghost imaging through turbulence  

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We investigate the effect of turbulence on quantum ghost imaging. We use entangled photons and demonstrate that for a specific experimental configuration the effect of turbulence can be greatly diminished. By decoupling the entangled photon source from the ghost-imaging central image plane, we are able to dramatically increase the ghost-image quality. When imaging a test pattern through turbulence, this method increases the imaged pattern visibility from V=0.15{+-}0.04 to 0.42{+-}0.04.

Dixon, P. Ben; Howland, Gregory A.; Howell, John C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States); Chan, Kam Wai Clifford [Rochester Optical Manufacturing Company, Rochester, New York 14606 (United States); O'Sullivan-Hale, Colin; Rodenburg, Brandon [Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States); Hardy, Nicholas D.; Shapiro, Jeffrey H. [Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Simon, D. S.; Sergienko, A. V. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States); Boyd, R. W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States); Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Filtering Turbulent Sparsely Observed Geophysical Flows  

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Filtering sparsely turbulent signals from nature is a central problem of contemporary data assimilation. Here, sparsely observed turbulent signals from nature are generated by solutions of two-layer quasigeostrophic models with turbulent cascades ...

John Harlim; Andrew J. Majda

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulence radiation interaction modeling in hydrocarbon pool fire simulations  

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The importance of turbulent fluctuations in temperature and species concentration in thermal radiation transport modeling for combustion applications is well accepted by the radiation transport and combustion communities. A number of experimental and theoretical studies over the last twenty years have shown that fluctuations in the temperature and species concentrations may increase the effective emittance of a turbulent flame by as much as 50% to 300% over the value that would be expected from the mean temperatures and concentrations. With the possibility of such a large effect on the principal mode of heat transfer from a fire, it is extremely important for fire modeling efforts that turbulence radiation interaction be well characterized and possible modeling approaches understood. Toward this end, this report seeks to accomplish three goals. First, the principal turbulence radiation interaction closure terms are defined. Second, an order of magnitude analysis is performed to understand the relative importance of the various closure terms. Finally, the state of the art in turbulence radiation interaction closure modeling is reviewed. Hydrocarbon pool fire applications are of particular interest in this report and this is the perspective from which this review proceeds. Experimental and theoretical analysis suggests that, for this type of heavily sooting flame, the turbulent radiation interaction effect is dominated by the nonlinear dependence of the Planck function on the temperature. Additional effects due to the correlation between turbulent fluctuations in the absorptivity and temperature may be small relative to the Planck function effect for heavily sooting flames. This observation is drawn from a number of experimental and theoretical discussions. Nevertheless, additional analysis and data is needed to validate this observation for heavily sooting buoyancy dominated plumes.

BURNS,SHAWN P.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global simulations of magnetorotational turbulence – II. Turbulent energetics  

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......Importantly, as we are using an ideal MHD simulation, this shows that...construct a simplified energy flow diagram, which is shown in Fig...the heart of self-sustaining MHD turbulence in accretion discs. Figure 14. Energy flow diagram for turbulence in a global disc......

E. R. Parkin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind Berkeley Lab visualizations could help scientists forecast destructive space weather...

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Turbulent flame speed for syngas at gas turbine relevant conditions  

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Modifications of conventional natural-gas-fired burners for operation with syngas fuels using lean premixed combustion is challenging due to the different physicochemical properties of the two fuels. A key differentiating parameter is the turbulent flame velocity, ST, commonly expressed as its ratio to the laminar flame speed, SL. This paper reports an experimental investigation of premixed syngas combustion at gas turbine like conditions, with emphasis on the determination of ST/SL derived as global fuel consumption per unit time. Experiments at pressures up to 2.0 MPa, inlet temperatures and velocities up to 773 K and 150 m/s, respectively, and turbulence intensity to laminar flame speed ratios, u?/SL, exceeding 100 are presented for the first time. Comparisons between different syngas mixtures and methane clearly show much higher ST/SL for the former fuel. It is shown that ST/SL is strongly dependent on preferential diffusive-thermal (PDT) effects, co-acting with hydrodynamic effects, even for very high u?/SL. ST/SL increases with rising hydrogen content in the fuel mixture and with increasing pressure. A correlation for ST/SL valid for all investigated fuel mixtures, including methane, is proposed in terms of turbulence properties (turbulence intensity and integral length scale), combustion properties (laminar flame speed and laminar flame thickness) and operating conditions (pressure and inlet temperature). The correlation captures effects of preferential diffusive-thermal and hydrodynamic instabilities.

S. Daniele; P. Jansohn; J. Mantzaras; K. Boulouchos

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a  

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Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a 3D Magnetic Null C. S. Ng Space Science Center Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 #12;Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection Near a 3D Magnetic Null C. S. Ng, chung-sang.ng@unh.edu, Space Science Center, Institute

Ng, Chung-Sang

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Advances in compressible turbulent mixing  

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This volume includes some recent additions to original material prepared for the Princeton International Workshop on the Physics of Compressible Turbulent Mixing, held in 1988. Workshop participants were asked to emphasize the physics of the compressible mixing process rather than measurement techniques or computational methods. Actual experimental results and their meaning were given precedence over discussions of new diagnostic developments. Theoretical interpretations and understanding were stressed rather than the exposition of new analytical model developments or advances in numerical procedures. By design, compressibility influences on turbulent mixing were discussed--almost exclusively--from the perspective of supersonic flow field studies. The papers are arranged in three topical categories: Foundations, Vortical Domination, and Strongly Coupled Compressibility. The Foundations category is a collection of seminal studies that connect current study in compressible turbulent mixing with compressible, high-speed turbulent flow research that almost vanished about two decades ago. A number of contributions are included on flow instability initiation, evolution, and transition between the states of unstable flow onset through those descriptive of fully developed turbulence. The Vortical Domination category includes theoretical and experimental studies of coherent structures, vortex pairing, vortex-dynamics-influenced pressure focusing. In the Strongly Coupled Compressibility category the organizers included the high-speed turbulent flow investigations in which the interaction of shock waves could be considered an important source for production of new turbulence or for the enhancement of pre-existing turbulence. Individual papers are processed separately.

Dannevik, W.P.; Buckingham, A.C.; Leith, C.E. [eds.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Memory effects in turbulent transport  

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In the mean-field theory of magnetic fields, turbulent transport, i.e. the turbulent electromotive force, is described by a combination of the alpha effect and turbulent magnetic diffusion, which are usually assumed to be proportional respectively to the mean field and its spatial derivatives. For a passive scalar there is just turbulent diffusion, where the mean flux of concentration depends on the gradient of the mean concentration. However, these proportionalities are approximations that are valid only if the mean field or the mean concentration vary slowly in time. Examples are presented where turbulent transport possesses memory, i.e. where it depends crucially on the past history of the mean field. Such effects are captured by replacing turbulent transport coefficients with time integral kernels, resulting in transport coefficients that depend effectively on the frequency or the growth rate of the mean field itself. In this paper we perform numerical experiments to find the characteristic timescale (or memory length) of this effect as well as simple analytical models of the integral kernels in the case of passive scalar concentrations and kinematic dynamos. The integral kernels can then be used to find self-consistent growth or decay rates of the mean fields. In mean-field dynamos the growth rates and cycle periods based on steady state values of alpha effect and turbulent diffusivity can be quite different from the actual values.

Alexander Hubbard; Axel Brandenburg

2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Compound cooling flow turbulator for turbine component  

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Multi-scale turbulation features, including first turbulators (46, 48) on a cooling surface (44), and smaller turbulators (52, 54, 58, 62) on the first turbulators. The first turbulators may be formed between larger turbulators (50). The first turbulators may be alternating ridges (46) and valleys (48). The smaller turbulators may be concave surface features such as dimples (62) and grooves (54), and/or convex surface features such as bumps (58) and smaller ridges (52). An embodiment with convex turbulators (52, 58) in the valleys (48) and concave turbulators (54, 62) on the ridges (46) increases the cooling surface area, reduces boundary layer separation, avoids coolant shadowing and stagnation, and reduces component mass.

Lee, Ching-Pang; Jiang, Nan; Marra, John J; Rudolph, Ronald J

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Information theoretical characterization of turbulence  

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A method of describing turbulence in terms of dynamical connectivity in the wave-number space is proposed. The connectivity is quantified by the information theoretical quantities, i.e., mutual information and cross information flow rate. This method is applied to the analysis of two simple examples of turbulence in one spatial dimension. Although the examples have quite different physical origins, the information structures of the wave-number space turn out to be quite similar: The wave-number space consists of several regions generating information in different ways, and how information flows between these regions reflects the dynamical structure of turbulence.

K. Ikeda and K. Matsumoto

1989-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulence-Flame Interactions in Type Ia Supernovae  

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The large range of time and length scales involved in type Ia supernovae (SN Ia) requires the use of flame models. As a prelude to exploring various options for flame models, we consider, in this paper, high-resolution three-dimensional simulations of the small-scale dynamics of nuclear flames in the supernova environment in which the details of the flame structure are fully resolved. The range of densities examined, 1 to $8 \\times 10^7$ g cm$^{-3}$, spans the transition from the laminar flamelet regime to the distributed burning regime where small scale turbulence disrupts the flame. The use of a low Mach number algorithm facilitates the accurate resolution of the thermal structure of the flame and the inviscid turbulent kinetic energy cascade, while implicitly incorporating kinetic energy dissipation at the grid-scale cutoff. For an assumed background of isotropic Kolmogorov turbulence with an energy characteristic of SN Ia, we find a transition density between 1 and $3 \\times 10^7$ g cm$^{-3}$ where the nature of the burning changes qualitatively. By $1 \\times 10^7$ g cm$^{-3}$, energy diffusion by conduction and radiation is exceeded, on the flame scale, by turbulent advection. As a result, the effective Lewis Number approaches unity. That is, the flame resembles a laminar flame, but is turbulently broadened with an effective diffusion coefficient, $D_T \\sim u' l$, where $u'$ is the turbulent intensity and $l$ is the integral scale. For the larger integral scales characteristic of a real supernova, the flame structure is predicted to become complex and unsteady. Implications for a possible transition to detonation are discussed.

A. J. Aspden; J. B. Bell; M. S. Day; S. E. Woosley; M. Zingale

2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Observations of turbulent fluxes and turbulence dynamics in the ocean surface boundary layer  

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This study presents observations of turbulence dynamics made during the low winds portion of the Coupled Boundary Layers and Air-Sea Transfer experiment (CBLAST-Low). Observations were made of turbulent fluxes, turbulent ...

Gerbi, Gregory Peter

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PhD scholarship on "Particle transport and clustering in stratified turbulent flows" funded by the Research  

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production in thermal power plants. Additionally, there will also be a coupling between this work, and the phenomenon of turbulent thermal diffusion (TTD). The research work will focus both on computer simulations (Direct Numerical Simulations) and on modelling of the particle-embedded fluid-solid interfaces

Brandenburg, Axel

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Particle Heating by Alfvenic Turbulence in Hot Accretion Flows  

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Recent work on Alfvenic turbulence by Goldreich & Sridhar (1995; GS) suggests that the energy cascades almost entirely perpendicular to the local magnetic field. As a result, the cyclotron resonance is unimportant in dissipating the turbulent energy. Motivated by the GS cascade, we calculate the linear collisionless dissipation of Alfven waves with frequencies much less than the proton cyclotron frequency, but with perpendicular wavelengths of order the Larmor radius of thermal protons. In plasmas appropriate to hot accretion flows (proton temperature much greater than electron temperature) the dissipated Alfven wave energy primarily heats the protons. For a plasma with $\\beta \\lsim 5$, however, where $\\beta$ is the ratio of the gas pressure to the magnetic pressure, the MHD assumptions utilized in the GS analysis break down before most of the energy in Alfven waves is dissipated; how the cascade then proceeds is unclear. Hot accretion flows, such as advection dominated accretion flows (ADAFs), are expected to contain significant levels of MHD turbulence. This work suggests that, for $\\beta \\gsim 5$, the Alfvenic component of such turbulence primarily heats the protons. Significant proton heating is required for the viability of ADAF models. We contrast our results on particle heating in ADAFs with recent work by Bisnovatyi-Kogan & Lovelace (1997).

Eliot Quataert

1997-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Interfaces and inhomogeneous turbulence  

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...argued that these local distortion mechanisms...meteorological model WRF [58]. This is...anabatic and katabatic winds. The thermal forcing...wind, the cross-wind horizontal breeze...This leads to a local vortex form with...the length of the wind tunnel where the...10], using the local RMS velocity and...

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Turbulent heat transfer in a channel flow at transitional Reynolds numbers  

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Direct numerical simulation of a turbulent channel flow with heat transfer was performed at very low Reynolds numbers. Two different thermal boundary conditions were studied, and temperature was considered as a passive scalar. The computations were carried out with huge computational boxes (up to 327.7 x 2 x 128 in the streamwise, wall-normal, and spanwise directions, respectively). The emphases of this paper are to investigate the large-scale structure (puff) in the intermittent-turbulent flow including the scalar fields and to provide the values of the transitional and critical Reynolds numbers, below which the turbulent flow becomes intermittent and laminar, respectively. The statistics, such as the skin friction and the Stanton number, were also examined: they suggest that the puff should be effective in sustaining turbulence and in heat transfer enhancement.

Tsukahara, Takahiro

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear closures for scale separation in supersonic magnetohydrodynamic turbulence  

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Turbulence in compressible plasma plays a key role in many areas of astrophysics and engineering. The extreme plasma parameters in these environments, e.g. high Reynolds numbers, supersonic and super-Alfvenic flows, however, make direct numerical simulations computationally intractable even for the simplest treatment -- magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). To overcome this problem one can use subgrid-scale (SGS) closures -- models for the influence of unresolved, subgrid-scales on the resolved ones. In this work we propose and validate a set of constant coefficient closures for the resolved, compressible, ideal MHD equations. The subgrid-scale energies are modeled by Smagorinsky-like equilibrium closures. The turbulent stresses and the electromotive force (EMF) are described by expressions that are nonlinear in terms of large scale velocity and magnetic field gradients. To verify the closures we conduct a priori tests over 137 simulation snapshots from two different codes with varying ratios of thermal to magnetic pre...

Grete, Philipp; Schmidt, Wolfram; Schleicher, Dominik R G; Federrath, Christoph

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Omega?to?the?one?third term in dispersion relation for acoustic pulse propagation through turbulence  

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The author’s earlier formulation of pulse propagation through turbulence required a somewhat ad hoc separation of the effects of large scale and small scale turbulence with the selection of a cut?off turbulentwave number k c that separates the two regimes. A neater?cleaner formulation proceeds with the premise that the frequency dispersion of pulses is caused by that part of the turbulence spectrum which lies in the inertial range originally predicted by Kolmogoroff. The acoustic propagating wave’s dispersion relation has the acoustic wave number being of the form k=(?/c)+F(?) where c is a spatially averaged sound speed and where for mechanical turbulence the extra term F(?) must depend on only the angular frequency ? the sound speedc and the turbulent energy dissipation ? per unit fluid mass and per unit time. If the turbulence is weak then the quantity F(?) has to be of second order in the portions of the turbulent fluid velocity in the intertial range so following Kolmogoroff’s reasoning it must vary with ? as ?2/3. Simple dimensional analysis then reveals that F(?) is K?2/3 c ?7/3?1/3 the latter factor being as announced in the title of this abstract and K being a universal dimensionless complex constant. A similar result holds for thermal turbulence. The analysis showing that the separating?out of the effects of turbulence in the inertial regime is in fact possible yields K=?0.37e i?/3. The dispersion is typically small but has an accumulative effect that leads to a sizable pulse distortion over large propagation distances. [Work supported by NASA Langley Research Center.

Allan D. Pierce

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Accepted, Nuclear Fusion, 1999 Turbulent Transport and Turbulence in Radiative I-Mode Plasmas in  

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Accepted, Nuclear Fusion, 1999 Turbulent Transport and Turbulence in Radiative I-Mode Plasmas of Physics University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Canada, T6G 2J1 1/4/00 17:25 PM #12;Accepted, Nuclear Fusion, 1999 1 Abstract First measurements of turbulence levels and turbulence-induced transport

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Assessment of TurbulenceChemistry Interaction in Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layers  

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Assessment of Turbulence­Chemistry Interaction in Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layers L. Duan of the turbulence­chemistry interaction are performed in hypersonic turbulent boundary layers using direct numerical simulation flowfields under typical hypersonic conditions representative of blunt-body and slender- body

Martín, Pino

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Effect of Finite-rate Chemical Reactions on Turbulence in Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layers  

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Effect of Finite-rate Chemical Reactions on Turbulence in Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layers Lian on future air-breathing hypersonic cruise vehicles will be turbulent and chemically reacting. To aid the design of such vehicles, a greater understanding of turbulent hypersonic flows is needed. Although

Martín, Pino

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Selected problems in turbulence theory and modeling  

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Three different topics of turbulence research that cover modeling, theory and model computation categories are selected and studied in depth. In the first topic, "velocity gradient dynamics in turbulence" (modeling), the Lagrangian linear diffusion...

Jeong, Eun-Hwan

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Usage of turbulence for superresolved imaging  

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We have used the turbulent flow of hot air to improve the diffraction limits of resolution in an imaging system. A time-multiplexing approach was applied and used the turbulent flow...

Zalevsky, Zeev; Rozental, Shay; Meller, Moshe

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flight–crash events in turbulence  

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...Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100...Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell...14). The recent advances in our ability...turbulent flow . Science 311 ( 5762 ): 835...turbulence: recent results...Cooperation in Science and Technology...

Haitao Xu; Alain Pumir; Gregory Falkovich; Eberhard Bodenschatz; Michael Shats; Hua Xia; Nicolas Francois; Guido Boffetta

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Atmospheric Turbulence on Ballistic Testing  

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The effects of atmospheric turbulence on munition target scatter are determined from numerical simulations of ballistic trajectories through many realizations of realistic simulated turbulent wind fields. A technique is evaluated for correcting ...

Rod Frehlich; Robert Sharman; Charles Clough; Michael Padovani; Kelly Fling; Ward Boughers; W. Scott Walton

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Holographic Vortex Liquids and Superfluid Turbulence  

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...of Kelvin waves flowing along vortex strings in 3D quantum turbulence...theory correlators from non-critical string theory . Phys. Lett. B...S. , Emergence of turbulence in an oscillating Bose-Einstein condensate . Phys. Rev...

Paul M. Chesler; Hong Liu; Allan Adams

2013-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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A semi-analytic model of the turbulent multi-phase interstellar medium  

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......the specific thermal energy of the cold phase, has...cooling and heating (Audit Hennebelle 2010; Seifried...2011). To preserve energy conservation in our model...4.2 Exchange of energy between the phases In...turbulence (e.g. Audit Hennebelle 2010; Seifried......

H. Braun; W. Schmidt

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Saturation levels of heat-flux- and fast-electron-driven ion-acoustic-wave turbulence  

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Saturation levels of ion-acoustic-wave turbulence driven by a heat-flux and a suprathermal electron current have been calculated on the basis of perturbed-orbit theory. The levels are found to be lower than those commonly estimated from simple trapping arguments and too low to explain the thermal-flux inhibition observed in many laser-plasma experiments.

H. C. Barr and T. J. M. Boyd

1981-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stimulated Neutrino Transformation Through Turbulence  

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We derive an analytical solution for the flavor evolution of a neutrino through a turbulent density profile which is found to accurately predict the amplitude and transition wavelength of numerical solutions on a case-by-case basis. The evolution is seen to strongly depend upon those Fourier modes in the turbulence which are approximately the same as the splitting between neutrino eigenvalues. Transitions are strongly enhanced by those Fourier modes in the turbulence which are approximately the same as the splitting between neutrino eigenvalues. We also find a suppression of transitions due to the long wavelength modes when the ratio of their amplitude and the wavenumber is of order, or greater than, the first root of the Bessel function $J_0$.

Kelly M. Patton; James P. Kneller; Gail C. McLaughlin

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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turbulent heat International Journal of Numerical  

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Enhanced turbulent heat transfer 47 International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid, Hsinchu,Taiwan Keywords Heat transfer, Fluids, Flow, Turbulence, Numerical methods Abstract This study evaluates low Reynolds number models of turbulence for numerical computations on the heat transfer and fluid

Lin, Wen-Wei

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TURBULENCE IN SUPERSONIC AND HYPERSONIC BOUNDARY LAYERS  

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TURBULENCE IN SUPERSONIC AND HYPERSONIC BOUNDARY LAYERS Alexander J. Smits and M. Pino Martin in supersonic and hypersonic flow where the effects of compressibility have a direct influence on the turbulence. Experimental and DNS results are presented and compared. Key words: Turbulence, supersonic, hypersonic, shocks

Martín, Pino

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Protostellar Outflow Evolution in Turbulent Environments  

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The link between turbulence in star formatting environments and protostellar jets remains controversial. To explore issues of turbulence and fossil cavities driven by young stellar outflows we present a series of numerical simulations tracking the evolution of transient protostellar jets driven into a turbulent medium. Our simulations show both the effect of turbulence on outflow structures and, conversely, the effect of outflows on the ambient turbulence. We demonstrate how turbulence will lead to strong modifications in jet morphology. More importantly, we demonstrate that individual transient outflows have the capacity to re-energize decaying turbulence. Our simulations support a scenario in which the directed energy/momentum associated with cavities is randomized as the cavities are disrupted by dynamical instabilities seeded by the ambient turbulence. Consideration of the energy power spectra of the simulations reveals that the disruption of the cavities powers an energy cascade consistent with Burgers-type turbulence and produces a driving scale-length associated with the cavity propagation length. We conclude that fossil cavities interacting either with a turbulent medium or with other cavities have the capacity to sustain or create turbulent flows in star forming environments. In the last section we contrast our work and its conclusions with previous studies which claim that jets can not be the source of turbulence.

Cunningham, A; Frank, A; Carroll, J; Blackman, E; Quillen, A

2008-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Perpendicular ion acceleration in whistler turbulence  

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Whistler turbulence is an important contributor to solar wind turbulence dissipation. This turbulence contains obliquely propagating whistler waves at electron scales, and these waves have electrostatic components perpendicular to the mean magnetic field. In this paper, a full kinetic, two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation shows that whistler turbulence can accelerate ions in the direction perpendicular to the mean magnetic field. When the ions pass through wave-particle resonances region in the phase space during their cyclotron motion, the ions are effectively accelerated in the perpendicular direction. The simulation results suggest that whistler turbulence contributes to the perpendicular heating of ions observed in the solar wind.

Saito, S. [Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Furocho, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan)] [Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Furocho, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan); Nariyuki, Y. [Faculty of Human Development, University of Toyama, 3190, Toyama 930-8555 (Japan)] [Faculty of Human Development, University of Toyama, 3190, Toyama 930-8555 (Japan)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in sub-grid scale modeling of shock-turbulence interaction  

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The authors report on progress in the development of sub grid scale (SGS) closure relationships for the unresolved motion scales in compressible large eddy simulations (LES). At present they are refining the SGS model and overall LES procedure to include: a linearized viscoelastic model for finite thickness shock distortions and shocked turbulence field response; multiple scale asymptotic considerations to improve predictions of average near-wall surface behavior; and a spectral statistical model simulating the effects of high wave number stochastic feed-back from the unresolved SGS nonlinear motion influences on the explicitly resolved grid scale motions. Predicted amplification levels, modal energy partition, shock translational to turbulence kinetic energy transfer, and viscoelastic spatio-temporal response of turbulence to shock interaction are examined in comparison with available experimental evidence. Supplemental hypersonic compressible turbulence experimental information is developed from sub nanosecond interval pulsed shadowgraph evidence of laser impulse generated hypervelocity shocks interacting with intense, previously developed and carefully characterized initial turbulence. Accurate description of the influence of shock-turbulence interactions is vital for predicting their influence on: Supersonic/hypersonic flow field analysis, aerodynamic design, and aerostructural materials selection. Practical applications also include interior supersonic combustion analysis and combustion chamber design. It is also the essential foundation for accurately predicting the development and evolution of flow-field generated thermal and electromagnetic radiation important to hypersonic flight vehicle survivability, detection and communication.

Buckingham, A.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States). Center for Advanced Fluid Dynamics Applications; Grun, J. [Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States). Plasma Physics Div.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wave turbulence in quantum fluids  

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...range, as shown by the inset bifurcation diagram. Fig. 2. Second sound turbulence...metastable state. (Inset) Bifurcation diagram showing regions of stability (unshaded) and...159 . 9 Ryutova M Tarbell T ( 2003 ) MHD shocks and the origin of the solar transition...

German V. Kolmakov; Peter Vaughan Elsmere McClintock; Sergey V. Nazarenko

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent phenomena in protein folding  

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Protein folding and hydrodynamic turbulence are two long-standing challenges, in molecular biophysics and fluid dynamics, respectively. The theories of these phenomena have been developed independently and used different formalisms. Here we show that the protein folding flows can be surprisingly similar to turbulent fluid flows. Studying a benchmark model protein (an SH3 domain), we have found that the flows for the slow folding trajectories of the protein, in which a partly formed N- and C-terminal ? sheet hinders the RT loop from attaching to the protein core, have many properties of turbulent flows of a fluid. The flows are analyzed in a three-dimensional (3D) space of collective variables, which are the numbers of native contacts between the terminal ? strands, between the RT loop and the protein core, and the rest of the native contacts. We have found that the flows have fractal nature and are filled with 3D eddies; the latter contain strange attractors, at which the tracer flow paths behave as saddle trajectories. Two regions of the space increment have been observed, in which the flux variations are self-similar with the scaling exponent h=1/3, in surprising agreement with the Kolmogorov inertial range theory of turbulence. In one region, the cascade of protein rearrangements is directed from larger to smaller scales (net folding), and in the other, it is oppositely directed (net unfolding). Folding flows for the fast trajectories are essentially “laminar” and do not have the property of self-similarity. Based on the results of our study, we infer, and support this inference by simulations, that the origin of the similarity between the protein folding and turbulent motion of a fluid is in a cascade mechanism of structural transformations in the systems that underlies these phenomena.

Igor V. Kalgin and Sergei F. Chekmarev

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Noise in non?premixed turbulent syngas flames  

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A turbulent syngas flame may generate acoustic noise of high acoustic intensity in a combustion chamber. This may lead to the failure of construction components in a gas turbine engine in periods of the order of 1–100 hours. The research as described in the literature has almost exclusively been performed on the generation of noise in premixed methane or propane flames. Syngas fuel is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide and the burners used are of the non?premixed type. In this research the effect of turbulence and syngas composition on noise generation is investigated. A laboratory is set up to test syngas flames of a thermal power of 50 kW in a cylindrical air?cooled combustion chamber. Experiments are performed at several fuel compositions and burner inlet conditions. The flame sound intensity is measured in the combustion chamber equipped with acoustic dampers. The paper discusses the measured sound spectra. A model is derived for the generation of sound in a turbulent non?premixed flame. In this model it is shown that the sound generation is related to the dependence of density on mixture fraction in a flame with fast chemistry. A fluctuation in mixture fraction will lead to sound generation.

Sikke A. Klein; Jim B. W. Kok

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Self-assembly of magnetically interacting cubes by a turbulent fluid flow  

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Previous work has demonstrated that combining mechanical vibration with magnetic interactions can result in the self-assembly of complex structures, albeit at low yield. Here we introduce a system where the yield of self-assembled structures is quantitatively predicted by a theoretical analysis. Millimeter-sized magnetic blocks, designed to form chains as their minimal energy state, are placed in a turbulent fluid flow. The distribution of chain lengths that form is quantitatively consistent with predictions, showing that the chain length distribution coincides with that of monomers or polymers in a thermal bath, with the turbulence strength parametrizing the effective temperature.

Filip Ilievski; Madhav Mani; George M. Whitesides; Michael P. Brenner

2011-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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TURBULENCE IN THE INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM: SOLENOIDAL AND DILATATIONAL MOTIONS AND THE IMPACT OF NUMERICAL VISCOSITY  

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We use a suite of cosmological hydrodynamical simulations, run by two fixed grid codes, to investigate the properties of solenoidal and dilatational motions of the intergalactic medium (IGM) and the impact of numerical viscosity on turbulence in an ?CDM universe. The codes differ only in the spatial difference discretization. We find that (1) The vortical motion grows rapidly since z = 2 and reaches ?10 km s{sup –1}-90 km s{sup –1} at z = 0. Meanwhile, the small-scale compressive ratio r{sub CS} drops from 0.84 to 0.47, indicating comparable vortical and compressive motions at z = 0. (2) Power spectra of the solenoidal velocity possess two regimes, ?k {sup –0.89} and ?k {sup –2.02}, while the total and dilatational velocity follow the scaling k {sup –1.88} and k {sup –2.20}, respectively, in the turbulent range. The IGM turbulence may contain two distinct phases, the supersonic and post-supersonic phases. (3) The non-thermal pressure support, measured by the vortical kinetic energy, is comparable with the thermal pressure for ?{sub b} ? 10-100, or T < 10{sup 5.5} K at z = 0.0. The deviation of the baryon fraction from the cosmic mean shows a preliminary positive correlation with the turbulence pressure support. (4) A relatively higher numerical viscosity would dissipate both the compressive and vortical motions of the IGM into thermal energy more effectively, resulting in less developed vorticity, remarkably shortened inertial range, and leading to a non-negligible uncertainty in the thermal history of gas accretion. Shocks in regions outside of clusters are significantly suppressed by numerical viscosity since z = 2, which may directly cause the different levels of turbulence between the two codes.

Zhu, Weishan; Gu, Qiusheng [School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210092 (China); Feng, Long-long [Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, 210008 (China); Xia, Yinhua [School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Shu, Chi-Wang [Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 (United States); Fang, Li-Zhi [Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (United States)

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Turbulent equipartitions in two dimensional drift convection  

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Unlike the thermodynamic equipartition of energy in conservative systems, turbulent equipartitions (TEP) describe strongly non-equilibrium systems such as turbulent plasmas. In turbulent systems, energy is no longer a good invariant, but one can utilize the conservation of other quantities, such as adiabatic invariants, frozen-in magnetic flux, entropy, or combination thereof, in order to derive new, turbulent quasi-equilibria. These TEP equilibria assume various forms, but in general they sustain spatially inhomogeneous distributions of the usual thermodynamic quantities such as density or temperature. This mechanism explains the effects of particle and energy pinch in tokamaks. The analysis of the relaxed states caused by turbulent mixing is based on the existence of Lagrangian invariants (quantities constant along fluid-particle or other orbits). A turbulent equipartition corresponds to the spatially uniform distribution of relevant Lagrangian invariants. The existence of such turbulent equilibria is demonstrated in the simple model of two dimensional electrostatically turbulent plasma in an inhomogeneous magnetic field. The turbulence is prescribed, and the turbulent transport is assumed to be much stronger than the classical collisional transport. The simplicity of the model makes it possible to derive the equations describing the relaxation to the TEP state in several limits.

Isichenko, M.B.; Yankov, V.V. [Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Inst. for Theoretical Physics

1995-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind reversals in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection  

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The phenomenon of irregular cessation and subsequent reversal of the large-scale circulation in turbulent Rayleigh-B\\'enard convection is theoretically analysed. The force and thermal balance on a single plume detached from the thermal boundary layer yields a set of coupled nonlinear equations, whose dynamics is related to the Lorenz equations. For Prandtl and Rayleigh numbers in the range $10^{-2} \\leq \\Pr \\leq 10^{3}$ and $10^{7} \\leq \\Ra \\leq 10^{12}$, the model has the following features: (i) chaotic reversals may be exhibited at Ra $\\geq 10^{7}$; (ii) the Reynolds number based on the root mean square velocity scales as $\\Re_{rms} \\sim \\Ra^{[0.41 ... 0.47]}$ (depending on Pr), and as $\\Re_{rms} \\sim \\Pr^{-[0.66 ... 0.76]}$ (depending on Ra); and (iii) the mean reversal frequency follows an effective scaling law $\\omega / (\

Francisco Fontenele Araujo; S. Grossmann; D. Lohse

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Reflective ghost imaging through turbulence  

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Recent work has indicated that ghost imaging may have applications in standoff sensing. However, most theoretical work has addressed transmission-based ghost imaging. To be a viable remote-sensing system, the ghost imager needs to image rough-surfaced targets in reflection through long, turbulent optical paths. We develop, within a Gaussian-state framework, expressions for the spatial resolution, image contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio of such a system. We consider rough-surfaced targets that create fully developed speckle in their returns and Kolmogorov-spectrum turbulence that is uniformly distributed along all propagation paths. We address both classical and nonclassical optical sources, as well as a computational ghost imager.

Hardy, Nicholas D.; Shapiro, Jeffrey H. [Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transport enhancement and suppression in turbulent magnetic reconnection: A self-consistent turbulence model  

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Through the enhancement of transport, turbulence is expected to contribute to the fast reconnection. However, the effects of turbulence are not so straightforward. In addition to the enhancement of transport, turbulence under some environment shows effects that suppress the transport. In the presence of turbulent cross helicity, such dynamic balance between the transport enhancement and suppression occurs. As this result of dynamic balance, the region of effective enhanced magnetic diffusivity is confined to a narrow region, leading to the fast reconnection. In order to confirm this idea, a self-consistent turbulence model for the magnetic reconnection is proposed. With the aid of numerical simulations where turbulence effects are incorporated in a consistent manner through the turbulence model, the dynamic balance in the turbulence magnetic reconnection is confirmed.

Yokoi, N. [Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)] [Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Higashimori, K.; Hoshino, M. [Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)] [Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantifying Turbulence for Tidal Power Applications  

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Using newly collected data from a tidal power site in Puget Sound, WA, metrics for turbulence quantification are assessed and discussed. The quality of raw ping Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data for turbulence studies is evaluated against Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) data at a point. Removal of Doppler noise from the raw ping data is shown to be a crucial step in turbulence quantification. Excluding periods of slack tide, the turbulent intensity estimates at a height of 4.6 m above the seabed are 8% and 11% from the ADCP and ADV, respectively. Estimates of the turbulent dissipation rate are more variable, from 10e-3 to 10e-1 W/m^3. An example analysis of coherent Turbulent Kinetic Energy (TKE) is presented.

Thomson, Jim; Richmond, Marshall C.; Polagye, Brian; Durgesh, Vibhav

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Odor Landscapes in Turbulent Environments  

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The olfactory system of male moths is exquisitely sensitive to pheromones emitted by females and transported in the environment by atmospheric turbulence. Moths respond to minute amounts of pheromones, and their behavior is sensitive to the fine-scale structure of turbulent plumes where pheromone concentration is detectible. The signal of pheromone whiffs is qualitatively known to be intermittent, yet quantitative characterization of its statistical properties is lacking. This challenging fluid dynamics problem is also relevant for entomology, neurobiology, and the technological design of olfactory stimulators aimed at reproducing physiological odor signals in well-controlled laboratory conditions. Here, we develop a Lagrangian approach to the transport of pheromones by turbulent flows and exploit it to predict the statistics of odor detection during olfactory searches. The theory yields explicit probability distributions for the intensity and the duration of pheromone detections, as well as their spacing in time. Predictions are favorably tested by using numerical simulations, laboratory experiments, and field data for the atmospheric surface layer. The resulting signal of odor detections lends itself to implementation with state-of-the-art technologies and quantifies the amount and the type of information that male moths can exploit during olfactory searches.

Antonio Celani; Emmanuel Villermaux; Massimo Vergassola

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

106

Entropy Generation In The Viscous Layer Of A Turbulent Channel Flow  

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The local (pointwise) entropy generation rate per unit volume S''' is a key to improving many energy processes and applications. Entropy generation due to friction occurs from viscous dissipation of mean-flow kinetic energy (called "direct dissipation") and dissipation of turbulent kinetic energy into thermal energy ("indirect" or turbulent dissipation). The objective of the present study is to compare two approaches for the prediction of S''' for the viscous layer in near asymptotic (high Reynolds number) turbulent flows. By employing available direct numerical simulations (DNS) it was found that about two-thirds of the entropy generation occurs in this layer. A popular approximate approach does not agree with the result from the more exact evaluation of S''' but its integral falls within about four per cent at the edge of the viscous layer.

D. M. McEligot; E. J. Walsh; E. Laurien; James R. Wolf

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two techniques for forecasting clear air turbulence  

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for the height of the 200- and )00-mb pressure surfaces associated with nonturbulent and turbulent cases . . . . . . o. . . . . o o ~ o ~ . ~ . 17 4. Empirical frequency distributions for the temperature of the 200- and 300-mb pressure surfaces associated... with nonturbulent and turbulent areas. . . . . . ~ . . . . . ~ . ~ ~ Empirical frequency distributions of the zonal wind component on the 200- and 300-mb press- ure surfaces associated with nonturbulent and turbulent areas . . . . . . . . . . . . ~ ~ 20...

Arbeiter, Randolph George

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Turbulence Fluctuations on Surface Heating Rate in Hypersonic Turbulent  

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Effect of Turbulence Fluctuations on Surface Heating Rate in Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layers) of reacting hypersonic turbulent boundary layers at conditions typical of reen- try vehicles. Surface heat in designing hypersonic vehicles is to predict aerothermo- dynamic heating. When the boundary layer

Martín, Pino

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Study of turbulence-chemistry interaction in hypersonic turbulent boundary layers  

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Study of turbulence-chemistry interaction in hypersonic turbulent boundary layers Lian Duan and M of the turbulence-chemistry interaction (TCI) are performed in hypersonic tur- bulent boundary layers using direct numerical simulation (DNS) flow fields under typical hypersonic conditions representative of blunt

Martín, Pino

110

Heat release effects on decaying homogeneous compressible turbulence  

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turbulence. A good understanding of high-enthalpy compressible turbulence is crucial for analyzing the flow around re-entry spacecrafts and hypersonic flight vehicles, and inside scramjet engines. One main factor affecting turbulence in these high...

Lee, Kurn Chul

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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COHERENT STRUCTURES IN PLASMA TURBULENCE: PERSISTENCE, INTERMITTENCY...  

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TURBULENCE: PERSISTENCE, INTERMITTENCY, AND CONNECTIONS WITH OBSERVATIONS by Kurt W. Smith A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of...

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Assessment of Combustion and Turbulence Models for the Simulation...  

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Combustion and Turbulence Models for the Simulation of Combustion Processes in a DI Diesel Engine Assessment of Combustion and Turbulence Models for the Simulation of Combustion...

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Effects of radiation on NO kinetics in turbulent hydrogen/air diffusion flames  

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The authors describe a coupled radiation and NO kinetics calculation of turbulent hydrogen/air diffusion flame properties. Transport equations for mass, momentum, mixture fraction, enthalpy (sensible + chemical) including gas band radiation, and NO mass fraction are solved. NO kinetics is described by a one step thermal production mechanism. The local temperature is obtained by solving the enthalpy equation taking radiation loss from H{sub 2}O into consideration. Radiation/turbulence and chemical kinetics/turbulence interactions are treated using a clipped Gaussian probability density function (PDF) for the mixture fraction, and a delta PDF for the enthalpy. The source terms in the enthalpy and mass fraction of NO equations are treated using assumed PDF integration over the mixture fraction space. The results of the simulation are compared with existing measurements of the Emission Indices of NO (EINO) in turbulent H{sub 2}/air diffusion flames. The major conclusion of the paper is that coupled turbulence/radiation interactions should be taken into account while computing the EINO.

Sivathanu, Y.R.; Gore, J.P.; Laurendeau, N.M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Reconnection and Turbulent Mixing: From ISM to Clusters of Galaxies  

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Magnetic reconnection, or the ability of the magnetic field lines that are frozen in plasma to change their topology, is a fundamental problem of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD). We briefly examine the problem starting with the well-known Sweet-Parker scheme, discuss effects of tearing modes, anomalous resistivity and the concept of hyperresistivity. We show that the field stochasticity by itself provides a way to enable fast reconnection even if, at the scale of individual turbulent wiggles, the reconnection happens at the slow Sweet-Parker rate. We show that fast reconnection allows efficient mixing of magnetic field in the direction perpendicular to the local direction of magnetic field. While the idea of stochastic reconnection still requires numerical confirmation, our numerical simulations testify that mixing motions perpendicular to the local magnetic field are up to high degree hydrodynamical. This suggests that the turbulent heat transport should be similar to that in non-magnetized turbulent fluid, namely, should have a diffusion coefficient \\sim LV_L, where V_L is the amplitude of the turbulent velocity and L is the scale of the turbulent motions. We present numerical simulations which support this conclusion. The application of this idea to thermal conductivity in clusters of galaxies shows that this mechanism may dominate the diffusion of heat and may be efficient enough to prevent cooling flow formation.

A. Lazarian; J. Cho

2003-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

115

Buoyancy-generated variable-density turbulence  

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Because of the importance of turbulence mixing in many applications, a number of turbulence mixing models have been proposed for variable- density flows. These engineering models (one- point statistical models) typically include the transport of the turbulent kinetic energy and the turbulent energy dissipation rate (i.e., k - {epsilon} models). The model presented by Besnard, Harlow, Rauenzahn and Zemach (1992) (herein referred to as BHRZ) is a one-point model intended to describe variable-density turbulent flows. Transport equations for the Reynolds stress tensor, R{sub ij}, and the turbulent energy dissipation rate, the density-velocity correlation, a{sub i}, and the density-specific volume correlation, b are derived. This model employs- techniques and concepts from incompressible, constant- density turbulence modeling and incorporates ideas from two-phase flow models. Clark and Spitz (1994) present a two-point model for variable-density turbulence. Their derivation is based on transport equations that, are based 0481 on two-point- generalizations of R{sub ij}, a{sub ij}, and b. These equations are Fourier transformed with respect to the separation distance between the two points. Transport equations are derived for R{sub ij}, a{sub i}, b. As in the one-point model, this model contains many ad-hoc assumptions and unknown model coefficients that must be determined by comparison with experimental and numerical data. However, the two-point formalism requires fewer equilibrium assumptions then does a single-point model. Our primary concern in this paper lies in the nonlinear processes of turbulence and the influence of large density variations (not within the Boussinesq limit) on these processes. To. isolate the effects of variable-density on the turbulence we restrict our flow to be incompressible, statistically homogeneous buoyancy-generated. turbulence. To our knowledge there have not been any simulations reported for this problem.

Sandoval, D.L.; Clark, T.T.; Riley, J.J.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive numerical simulation of turbulent premixed J. B. Bell, M. S. Day, A. S. Almgren, M. J. Lijewski and  

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to the simulation of a premixed turbulent hydrogen ame. Keywords: Projection methods, low Mach number ows literature on adaptive methods for modeling reacting ows. The reader is referred to Bennett and Smooke [1 production rate for species m due to chemical reactions. Also, #21; is the thermal conductivity, #28

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CHARACTERIZING MAGNETIZED TURBULENCE IN M51  

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We use previously published high-resolution synchrotron polarization data to perform an angular dispersion analysis with the aim of characterizing magnetized turbulence in M51. We first analyze three distinct regions (the center of the galaxy, and the northwest and southwest spiral arms) and can clearly discern the turbulent correlation length scale from the width of the magnetized turbulent correlation function for two regions and detect the imprint of anisotropy in the turbulence for all three. Furthermore, analyzing the galaxy as a whole allows us to determine a two-dimensional Gaussian model for the magnetized turbulence in M51. We measure the turbulent correlation scales parallel and perpendicular to the local mean magnetic field to be, respectively, {delta}{sub ||} = 98 {+-} 5 pc and {delta} = 54 {+-} 3 pc, while the turbulent-to-ordered magnetic field strength ratio is found to be B{sub t}/B{sub 0} = 1.01 {+-} 0.04. These results are consistent with those of Fletcher et al., who performed a Faraday rotation dispersion analysis of the same data, and our detection of anisotropy is consistent with current magnetized turbulence theories.

Houde, Martin [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 3K7 (Canada)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 3K7 (Canada); Fletcher, Andrew [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 7RU (United Kingdom)] [School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 7RU (United Kingdom); Beck, Rainer [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, D-53121 Bonn (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, Auf dem Huegel 69, D-53121 Bonn (Germany); Hildebrand, Roger H. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Vaillancourt, John E. [Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, Universities Space Research Association, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA 94035 (United States)] [Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, Universities Space Research Association, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA 94035 (United States); Stil, Jeroen M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 (Canada)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 (Canada)

2013-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

118

Electric field statistics in MHD turbulence  

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Electric field statistics in MHD turbulence Bernard Knaepen, Nicolas Denewet & Daniele Carati, ULB #12;Electric field statistics in MHD turbulence Outline Electric field in MHD? Particle acceleration Statistics of the electric & magnetic fields #12;Outline Electric field in MHD? Particle acceleration

Low, Robert

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Stochastic models for turbulent reacting flows  

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The goal of this program is to develop and apply stochastic models of various processes occurring within turbulent reacting flows in order to identify the fundamental mechanisms governing these flows, to support experimental studies of these flows, and to further the development of comprehensive turbulent reacting flow models.

Kerstein, A. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the dynamics of magnetorotational turbulent stresses  

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......C 5= 1 are adopted.The diagram is self-similar and therefore...corresponding to a state of steady MHD turbulence. A typical result...state of statistically steady MHD turbulence.The solution approached...stable. Figure 4 Stability diagram for rotating plane Couette flow......

G.I. Ogilvie

2003-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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AIAA-92-5101 Hypersonic Turbulent  

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AIAA-92-5101 Hypersonic Turbulent Expansion-Corner Flow with Impingement K. Chung & F. Lu;HYPERSONIC TURBULENT EXPANSION-CORNER FLOW WITH SHOCK IMPINGEMENT ICung-Ming Chung* and Frank IC. Lut of considcrablc research.' Recently, renewed in- tcrcst in supersonic and hypersonic flight vehicles has

Texas at Arlington, University of

122

Shape of isoshear contours in turbulent friction  

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We analyze line measurements of turbulent shear stress in a turbulent boundary layer in terms of isoshear contours. The statistics of the relative location of contour center lines points to a relation with coherent structures. The shape of these contours exhibits a remarkable scaling behavior that is reminiscent of that found in spatiotemporal chaos.

Willem van de Water and Eric van de Wetering

1992-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

123

Parametric Instabilities in Turbulent, Inhomogeneous Plasma  

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It is known that parametric instabilities involving two coupled modes, with oppositely directed group velocities, saturate convectively if the medium is inhomogeneous. This work considers the modification of that result when weak long-wave turbulence is present, in addition to the background inhomogeneity. We find that the convective saturation disappears when the turbulence exceeds a certain level, absolute growth occurring instead.

Dwight R. Nicholson and Allan N. Kaufman

1974-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

124

Electromagnetic weak turbulence theory revisited  

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The statistical mechanical reformulation of weak turbulence theory for unmagnetized plasmas including fully electromagnetic effects was carried out by Yoon [Phys. Plasmas 13, 022302 (2006)]. However, the wave kinetic equation for the transverse wave ignores the nonlinear three-wave interaction that involves two transverse waves and a Langmuir wave, the incoherent analogue of the so-called Raman scattering process, which may account for the third and higher-harmonic plasma emissions. The present paper extends the previous formalism by including such a term.

Yoon, P. H. [IPST, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Ziebell, L. F. [Instituto de Fisica, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Gaelzer, R.; Pavan, J. [Instituto de Fisica e Matematica, UFPel, Pelotas, RS (Brazil)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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On observing acoustic backscattering from salinity turbulence  

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It has been hypothesized that at sufficiently high levels of oceanic salinity turbulence it should be possible to observe acoustic backscattering. However there have been limited in situmeasurements to confirm this hypothesis. Using an autonomous underwater vehicle equipped with upward and downward looking 1.2 MHz acoustic Doppler current profilers and with turbulence and fine scale sensors measurements were performed in a region of intense turbulence and a strong salinity gradient. The approach taken was to correlate variations in the backscattered acoustic intensity I with a theoretical acoustic backscattering cross section per volume for salinity turbulence ? s to obtain an estimated scattering cross section per volume ? e . Results indicated that of order 50% of the observed region was characterized by salinity turbulence induced backscattering.

Louis Goodman; Marcos M. Sastre-Córdova

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Heat Transport by Turbulent Rayleigh-Benard Convection  

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We have developed a research program dedicated to the quantitative laboratory study of turbulent convection.

None

2008-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

127

Great Plains Turbulence Environment: Its Origins, Impact, and Simulation  

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This paper summarizes the known impacts of nocturnal turbulence on wind turbine performance and operations.

Kelley, N. D.; Jonkman, B. J.; Scott, G. N.

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Turbulence-chemistry interactions in reacting flows  

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Interactions between turbulence and chemistry in nonpremixed flames are investigated through multiscalar measurements. Simultaneous point measurements of major species, NO, OH, temperature, and mixture fraction are obtained by combining spontaneous Raman scattering, Rayleigh scattering, and laser-induced fluorescence (LIF). NO and OH fluorescence signals are converted to quantitative concentrations by applying shot-to-shot corrections for local variations of the Boltzmann fraction and collisional quenching rate. These measurements of instantaneous thermochemical states in turbulent flames provide insights into the fundamental nature of turbulence-chemistry interactions. The measurements also constitute a unique data base for evaluation and refinement of turbulent combustion models. Experimental work during the past year has focused on three areas: (1) investigation of the effects of differential molecular diffusion in turbulent combustion: (2) experiments on the effects of Halon CF{sub 3}Br, a fire retardant, on the structure of turbulent flames of CH{sub 4} and CO/H{sub 2}/N{sub 2}; and (3) experiments on NO formation in turbulent hydrogen jet flames.

Barlow, R.S.; Carter, C.D. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Thermal treatment  

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Thermal treatment can be regarded as either a pre-treatment of waste prior to final disposal, or as a means of valorising waste by recovering energy. It includes both the burning of mixed MSW in municipal inciner...

Dr. P. White; Dr. M. Franke; P. Hindle

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Processes  

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Some thermal processes use the energy in various resources, such as natural gas, coal, or biomass, to release hydrogen, which is part of their molecular structure. In other processes, heat, in...

131

Free Energy Cascade in Gyrokinetic Turbulence  

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In gyrokinetic theory, the quadratic nonlinearity is known to play an important role in the dynamics by redistributing (in a conservative fashion) the free energy between the various active scales. In the present study, the free energy transfer is analyzed for the case of ion temperature gradient driven turbulence. It is shown that it shares many properties with the energy transfer in fluid turbulence. In particular, one finds a (strongly) local, forward (from large to small scales) cascade of free energy in the plane perpendicular to the background magnetic field. These findings shed light on some fundamental properties of plasma turbulence, and encourage the development of large-eddy-simulation techniques for gyrokinetics.

Banon Navarro, A.; Morel, P.; Albrecht-Marc, M.; Carati, D. [Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Faculte des Sciences, Physique Statistique et Plasmas CP 231, EURATOM Association, Campus Plaine, 1050 Brussels (Belgium); Merz, F.; Goerler, T.; Jenko, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, 85748 Garching (Germany)

2011-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

132

Fully Electromagnetic Nonlinear Gyrokinetic Equations for Tokamak Edge Turbulence  

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An energy conserving set of the fully electromagnetic nonlinear gyrokinetic Vlasov equation and Maxwell's equations, which is applicable to both L-mode turbulence with large amplitude and H-mode turbulence in the presence of high E ? B shear has been derived. The phase-space action variational Lie perturbation method ensures the preservation of the conservation laws of the underlying Vlasov-Maxwell system. Our generalized ordering takes ?[sub ]i [\\sub]<< ??¡ ~ LE ~ Lp << R (here ?[sub ]i [\\sub] is the thermal ion Larmor radius and ??¡ = [B over B?] ?[sub ]i [\\sub]), as typically observed in the tokamak H-mode edge, with LE and Lp being the radial electric field and pressure gradient lengths. We take ?[sub ] perpendicular to[/sub] ?[sub ]i [\\sub] ~ 1 for generality, and keep the relative fluctuation amplitudes e?? ? ?[sub ]i [\\sub]~ ?? ? ? up to the second order. Extending the electrostatic theory in the presence of high E ? B shear [Hahm, Phys. Plasmas 3, 4658 (1996)], contributions of electromagnetic fluctuations to the particle charge density and current are explicitly evaluated via pull-back transformation from the gyrocenter distribution function in the gyrokinetic Maxwell's equation.

Hahm, T.S.; Wang, Lu,; Madsen, J.

2008-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced turbulence models Sample Search...  

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modelling, super-fluid turbulence, MHD and 2... -dimensional turbulence. Thanks to recent spectacular advances in the numerical simulation of turbulence... of ... Source:...

134

On predicting the transition to turbulence in stably stratified fluids  

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The development of turbulence in stratified fluids has historically been studied using the flux, Ri{sub f}, and the gradient Richardson no., Ri, whereas the simpler shear flow transition in homogeneous fluids has been studied using the Reynolds no. A complete dimensional analysis dimensional analysis of the relevant linearized conservation equations in the Boussinesq approximation predicts that the physical processes in stably stratified boundary layers should depend on as many as five dimensionless parameters, namely, the Rayleigh no, Ra, the Reynolds no., Re, the Taylor no., Ta, the Prandtl no., Pr, and the Radiation no., Rd. The Radiation no. is very similar to Pr, but includes thermal radiative transfer instead of molecular heat conduction.

ReVelle, D.O.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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Supercomputers Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind Berkeley Lab visualizations could help scientists forecast destructive space weather December 16, 2013 Linda Vu, +1 510 495 2402, lvu@lbl.gov eddies1.jpg This visualization zooms in on current sheets revealing the "cascade of turbulence" in the solar wind occurring down to electron scales. This is a phenomenon common in fluid dynamics-turbulent energy injected at large eddies is transported to successively smaller scales until it is dissipated as heat. (Image by Burlen Loring, Berkeley Lab) As inhabitants of Earth, our lives are dominated by weather. Not just in the form of rain and snow from atmospheric clouds, but also a sea of charged particles and magnetic fields generated by a star sitting 93

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Wave Packets and Turbulent Peter Jordan1  

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Wave Packets and Turbulent Jet Noise Peter Jordan1 and Tim Colonius2 1 D´epartement Fluides, California 91125; email: peter.jordan@univ-poitiers.fr, colonius@caltech.edu Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 2013. 45

Dabiri, John O.

137

Active skin for turbulent drag reduction  

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evidence that spanwise traveling waves of the right amplitude, wavelength and frequency can result in significant turbulent drag reduction. Such traveling waves can be induced in the smart skin via active-material actuation. The flow control technique...

Mani, Raghavendran

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Turbulence in Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas  

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MIPSE, Univ of Michigan September 15, 2010 #12;Contributing Colleagues Steve Cowley (UKAEA & Imperial-principles modeling · Identification of Alfvenic solar wind turbulence · Conclusion #12;Kinetic theory when (or ) f

Shyy, Wei

139

Turbulent Dynamics in the Solar Convection Zone  

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...nonisotropic, ra-diative, inhomogeneous MHD turbulence. Considering the effort that...helioseismic methods based on such ring diagram and phase analyses (24) may provide...Ser. 76, 208 (1995). 24. Ring diagram methods applied to local wave fields are...

Nicholas Brummell; Juri Toomre; Fausto Cattaneo

1995-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

140

TIDAL TURBULENCE SPECTRA FROM A COMPLIANT MOORING  

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A compliant mooring to collect high frequency turbulence data at a tidal energy site is evaluated in a series of short demon- stration deployments. The Tidal Turbulence Mooring (TTM) improves upon recent bottom-mounted approaches by suspend- ing Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters (ADVs) at mid-water depths (which are more relevant to tidal turbines). The ADV turbulence data are superior to Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data, but are subject to motion contamination when suspended on a mooring in strong currents. In this demonstration, passive stabilization is shown to be sufficient for acquiring bulk statistics of the turbulence, without motion correction. With motion cor- rection (post-processing), data quality is further improved; the relative merits of direct and spectral motion correction are dis- cussed.

Thomson, Jim; Kilcher, Levi; Richmond, Marshall C.; Talbert, Joe; deKlerk, Alex; Polagye, Brian; Guerra, Maricarmen; Cienfuegos, Rodrigo

2013-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Turbulent diffusion with rotation or magnetic fields  

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The turbulent diffusion tensor describing the evolution of the mean concentration of a passive scalar is investigated for forced turbulence either in the presence of rotation or a magnetic field. With rotation the Coriolis force causes a sideways deflection of the flux of mean concentration. Within the magnetohydrodynamics approximation there is no analogous effect from the magnetic field because the effects on the flow do not depend on the sign of the field. Both rotation and magnetic fields tend to suppress turbulent transport, but this suppression is weaker in the direction along the magnetic field. Turbulent transport along the rotation axis is not strongly affected by rotation, except on shorter length scales, i.e. when the scale of the variation of the mean field becomes comparable with the scale of the energy-carrying eddied.

Brandenburg, Axel; Vasil, Geoffrey M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Estimating Oceanic Turbulence Dissipation from Seismic Images  

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Seismic images of oceanic thermohaline finestructure record vertical displacements from internal waves and turbulence over large sections at unprecedented horizontal resolution. Where reflections follow isopycnals, their displacements can be used ...

W. Steven Holbrook; Ilker Fer; Raymond W. Schmitt; Daniel Lizarralde; Jody M. Klymak; L. Cody Helfrich; Robert Kubichek

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Inhomogeneous distribution of droplets in cloud turbulence  

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We solve the problem of spatial distribution of inertial particles that sediment in turbulent flow with small ratio of acceleration of fluid particles to acceleration of gravity $g$. The particles are driven by linear drag and have arbitrary inertia. The pair-correlation function of concentration obeys a power-law in distance with negative exponent. Divergence at zero signifies singular distribution of particles in space. Independently of particle size the exponent is ratio of integral of energy spectrum of turbulence times the wavenumber to $g$ times numerical factor. We find Lyapunov exponents and confirm predictions by direct numerical simulations of Navier-Stokes turbulence. The predictions include typical case of water droplets in clouds. This significant progress in the study of turbulent transport is possible because strong gravity makes the particle's velocity at a given point unique.

Itzhak Fouxon; Yongnam Park; Roei Harduf; Changhoon Lee

2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

144

Fractional and fractal derivatives modeling of turbulence  

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This study makes the first attempt to use the 2/3-order fractional Laplacian modeling of enhanced diffusing movements of random turbulent particle resulting from nonlinear inertial interactions. A combined effect of the inertial interactions and the molecule Brownian diffusivities is found to be the bi-fractal mechanism behind multifractal scaling in the inertial range of scales of moderate Reynolds number turbulence. Accordingly, a stochastic equation is proposed to describe turbulence intermittency. The 2/3-order fractional Laplacian representation is also used to construct a fractional Reynolds equation for nonlinear interactions of fluctuating velocity components, underlying turbulence spacetime fractal structures of Levy 2/3 stable distribution. The new perspective of this study is that the fractional calculus is an effective approach modeling of chaotic fractal phenomena induced by nonlinear interactions.

Wen Chen

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

145

Turbulent structures and budgets behind permeable ribs  

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Different rib geometries are traditionally used to improve heat transfer and enhance mixing in different industrial applications, i.e. heat exchangers, cooling passages of gas turbine blades and fuel elements of nuclear reactors, etc. Permeable ribs have been proposed in literature for passive control of the reattaching flow past surface mounted ribs leading to superior performance. The flow past different surface mounted permeable rib geometries, i.e. solid, slit, split-slit and inclined split-slit ribs have been investigated in this study. Both two components and stereo particle image velocimetry (PIV) have been used in streamwise and cross stream planes to study the underlying flow structures. The detailed turbulent statistics, i.e. mean and rms velocity, higher order moments, quadrant decomposition of turbulent shear stress producing motions, skewness and components of the turbulent kinetic energy budgets have been compared for different rib geometries. Coherent structures are identified based on the invariant of velocity gradient tensor invariant and wavelet transform. The skewness results demonstrate the intermittency of quadrant motions. The reattachment length of the inclined split-slit rib is lowest among all rib geometries. The average Reynolds stresses and the production of turbulent kinetic energy are highest for the inclined split-slit rib. The pressure transport calculated as residual of the turbulent kinetic energy budget equation is highest for the inclined split-slit rib. This is attributed to the smaller reattachment length leading to greater adverse pressure gradient for the inclined split-slit rib. The quadrant motions, turbulent fluxes, skewness and kinetic energy budgets at post reattachment region compares well with that of flat plate turbulent boundary layer from hot wire measurements in literature. Overall, this study demonstrates the effectiveness of PIV technique for the detailed turbulent structures characterization of complex flows. (author)

Panigrahi, P.K. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, UP 208016 (India); Schroeder, A.; Kompenhans, J. [Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Goettingen (Germany)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

146

Buoyancy-generated variable-density turbulence  

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Both a one-point (engineering) and a two-point (spectral) model are tested against numerical data. Deficiencies in these variable-density models are disucssed and modifications are suggested. Attention is restricted to turbulent interactions of two miscible, incompressible Newtonian fluids of different densities. Departures from the limits of validity of the Boussinesq approximation are examined. Results of the buoyancy-generated turbulence are compared with variable-density model predictions. 3 figs, 6 refs.

Sandoval, D.L. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)]|[Washington Univ. (United States); Clark, T.T. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Riley, J.J. [Washington Univ. (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Direct numerical simulation of turbulent reacting flows  

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The development of turbulent combustion models that reflect some of the most important characteristics of turbulent reacting flows requires knowledge about the behavior of key quantities in well defined combustion regimes. In turbulent flames, the coupling between the turbulence and the chemistry is so strong in certain regimes that is is very difficult to isolate the role played by one individual phenomenon. Direct numerical simulation (DNS) is an extremely useful tool to study in detail the turbulence-chemistry interactions in certain well defined regimes. Globally, non-premixed flames are controlled by two limiting cases: the fast chemistry limit, where the turbulent fluctuations. In between these two limits, finite-rate chemical effects are important and the turbulence interacts strongly with the chemical processes. This regime is important because industrial burners operate in regimes in which, locally the flame undergoes extinction, or is at least in some nonequilibrium condition. Furthermore, these nonequilibrium conditions strongly influence the production of pollutants. To quantify the finite-rate chemistry effect, direct numerical simulations are performed to study the interaction between an initially laminar non-premixed flame and a three-dimensional field of homogeneous isotropic decaying turbulence. Emphasis is placed on the dynamics of extinction and on transient effects on the fine scale mixing process. Differential molecular diffusion among species is also examined with this approach, both for nonreacting and reacting situations. To address the problem of large-scale mixing and to examine the effects of mean shear, efforts are underway to perform large eddy simulations of round three-dimensional jets.

Chen, J.H. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Phenomenology of turbulent dynamo growth and saturation  

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With a non local shell model of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence we investigate numerically the turbulent dynamo action for low and high magnetic Prandtl numbers ($Pm$). The results obtained in the kinematic regime and along the way to dynamo saturation are understood in terms of a phenomenological approach based on the local ($Pm\\ll 1$) or non local ($Pm\\gg 1$) nature of the energy transfers. In both cases the magnetic energy grows at small scale and saturates as an inverse `` cascade ''.

Rodion Stepanov; Franck Plunian

2007-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

149

Reaction and diffusion in turbulent combustion  

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The motivation for this project is the need to obtain a better quantitative understanding of the technologically-important phenomenon of turbulent combustion. In nearly all applications in which fuel is burned-for example, fossil-fuel power plants, furnaces, gas-turbines and internal-combustion engines-the combustion takes place in a turbulent flow. Designers continually demand more quantitative information about this phenomenon-in the form of turbulent combustion models-so that they can design equipment with increased efficiency and decreased environmental impact. For some time the PI has been developing a class of turbulent combustion models known as PDF methods. These methods have the important virtue that both convection and reaction can be treated without turbulence-modelling assumptions. However, a mixing model is required to account for the effects of molecular diffusion. Currently, the available mixing models are known to have some significant defects. The major motivation of the project is to seek a better understanding of molecular diffusion in turbulent reactive flows, and hence to develop a better mixing model.

Pope, S.B. [Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ithaca, NY (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Scaling, Intermittency and Decay of MHD Turbulence  

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We discuss a few recent developments that are important for understanding of MHD turbulence. First, MHD turbulence is not so messy as it is usually believed. In fact, the notion of strong non-linear coupling of compressible and incompressible motions along MHD cascade is not tenable. Alfven, slow and fast modes of MHD turbulence follow their own cascades and exhibit degrees of anisotropy consistent with theoretical expectations. Second, the fast decay of turbulence is not related to the compressibility of fluid. Rates of decay of compressible and incompressible motions are very similar. Third, viscosity by neutrals does not suppress MHD turbulence in a partially ionized gas. Instead, MHD turbulence develops magnetic cascade at scales below the scale at which neutrals damp ordinary hydrodynamic motions. Forth, density statistics does not exhibit the universality that the velocity and magnetic field do. For instance, at small Mach numbers the density is anisotropic, but it gets isotropic at high Mach numbers. Fifth, the intermittency of magnetic field and velocity are different. Both depend on whether the measurements are done in local system of reference oriented along the local magnetic field or in the global system of reference related to the mean magnetic field.

A. Lazarian; J. Cho

2004-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

151

Nature of Subproton Scale Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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The nature of subproton scale fluctuations in the solar wind is an open question, partly because two similar types of electromagnetic turbulence can occur: kinetic Alfvén turbulence and whistler turbulence. These two possibilities, however, have one key qualitative difference: whistler turbulence, unlike kinetic Alfvén turbulence, has negligible power in density fluctuations. In this Letter, we present new observational data, as well as analytical and numerical results, to investigate this difference. These results show, for the first time, that the fluctuations well below the proton scale are predominantly kinetic Alfvén turbulence, and, if present at all, the whistler fluctuations make up only a small fraction of the total energy.

C. H. K. Chen; S. Boldyrev; Q. Xia; J. C. Perez

2013-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

152

Recent results on analytical plasma turbulence theory: Realizability, intermittency, submarginal turbulence, and self-organized criticality  

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Recent results and future challenges in the systematic analytical description of plasma turbulence are described. First, the importance of statistical realizability is stressed, and the development and successes of the Realizable Markovian Closure are briefly reviewed. Next, submarginal turbulence (linearly stable but nonlinearly self-sustained fluctuations) is considered and the relevance of nonlinear instability in neutral-fluid shear flows to submarginal turbulence in magnetized plasmas is discussed. For the Hasegawa-Wakatani equations, a self-consistency loop that leads to steady-state vortex regeneration in the presence of dissipation is demonstrated and a partial unification of recent work of Drake (for plasmas) and of Waleffe (for neutral fluids) is given. Brief remarks are made on the difficulties facing a quantitatively accurate statistical description of submarginal turbulence. Finally, possible connections between intermittency, submarginal turbulence, and self-organized criticality (SOC) are considered and outstanding questions are identified.

Krommes, J.A.

2000-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

153

AQUIFER THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE  

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using aquifers for thermal energy storage. Problems outlinedmatical Modeling of Thermal Energy Storage in Aquifers,"ings of Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage Workshop, Lawrence

Tsang, C.-F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Turbulent natural convection in a horizontal layer of small-Prandtl-number fluid  

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Turbulent natural convection in a horizontal layer of liquid metal confined between two infinite rigid plates is studied theoretically. The layer, with uniformly distributed energy sources in the fluid, is heated from below and cooled from above. An approximate analysis of the Boussinesq equations of motion is performed for the case of small-Prandtl-number fluids to determine the temperature profiles in three different thermal regions of the layer. By matching these profiles in the regions of overlap, analytical expressions are derived for the lower and upper surface Nusselt numbers and the dimensionless turbulent core temperature as functions of the internal and external Rayleigh numbers defined respectively in terms of the volumetric heating rate and surface-to-surface temperature difference of the layer. Comparison of the present results with heat transfer data for liquid mercury is made and found to be good.

Cheung, F.B.; Shiah, S.W. (Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park (United States)); Cho, D.H.; Baker, L. Jr. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States))

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Perpendicular Ion Heating by Low-Frequency Alfven-Wave Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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We consider ion heating by turbulent Alfven waves (AWs) and kinetic Alfven waves (KAWs) with perpendicular wavelengths comparable to the ion gyroradius and frequencies smaller than the ion cyclotron frequency. When the turbulence amplitude exceeds a certain threshold, an ion's orbit becomes chaotic. The ion then interacts stochastically with the time-varying electrostatic potential, and the ion's energy undergoes a random walk. Using phenomenological arguments, we derive an analytic expression for the rates at which different ion species are heated, which we test by simulating test particles interacting with a spectrum of randomly phased AWs and KAWs. We find that the stochastic heating rate depends sensitively on the quantity epsilon = dv/vperp, where vperp is the component of the ion velocity perpendicular to the background magnetic field B0, and dv (dB) is the rms amplitude of the velocity (magnetic-field) fluctuations at the gyroradius scale. In the case of thermal protons, when epsilon eps1, the proton ...

Chandran, Benjamin D G; Rogers, Barrett N; Quataert, Eliot; Germaschewski, Kai

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Magnetic Turbulence and Thermodynamics in the Inner Region of Protoplanetary Discs  

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Using radiation magnetohydrodynamics simulations with realistic opacities and equation of state, and zero net magnetic flux, we have explored thermodynamics in the inner part of protoplanetary discs where magnetic turbulence is expected. The thermal equilibrium curve consists of the upper, lower, and middle branches. The upper (lower) branch corresponds to hot (cool) and optically very (moderately) thick discs, respectively, while the middle branch is characterized by convective energy transport near the midplane. Convection is also the major energy transport process near the low surface density end of the upper branch. There, convective motion is fast with Mach numbers reaching $\\gtrsim 0.01$, and enhances both magnetic turbulence and cooling, raising the ratio of vertically-integrated shear stress to vertically-integrated pressure by a factor of several. This convectively enhanced ratio seems a robust feature in accretion discs having an ionization transition. We have also examined causes of the S-shaped th...

Hirose, Shigenobu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Anisotropic turbulent model for solar coronal heating  

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Context : We present a self-consistent model of solar coronal heating, originally developed by Heyvaert & Priest (1992), in which we include the dynamical effect of the background magnetic field along a coronal structure by using exact results from wave MHD turbulence (Galtier et al. 2000). Aims : We evaluate the heating rate and the microturbulent velocity for comparison with observations in the quiet corona, active regions and also coronal holes. Methods :The coronal structures are assumed to be in a turbulent state maintained by the slow erratic motions of the magnetic footpoints. A description for the large-scale and the unresolved small-scale dynamics are given separately. From the latter, we compute exactly (or numerically for coronal holes) turbulent viscosites that are finally used in the former to close self-consistently the system and derive the heating flux expression. Results : We show that the heating rate and the turbulent velocity compare favorably with coronal observations. Conclusions : Although the Alfven wave turbulence regime is strongly anisotropic, and could reduce a priori the heating efficiency, it provides an unexpected satisfactory model of coronal heating for both magnetic loops and open magnetic field lines.

B. Bigot; S. Galtier; H. Politano

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

158

NO concentration imaging in turbulent nonpremixed flames  

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The importance of NO as a pollutant species is well known. An understanding of the formation characteristics of NO in turbulent hydrocarbon flames is important to both the desired reduction of pollutant emissions and the validation of proposed models for turbulent reacting flows. Of particular interest is the relationship between NO formation and the local flame zone, in which the fuel is oxidized and primary heat release occurs. Planar imaging of NO provides the multipoint statistics needed to relate NO formation to the both the flame zone and the local turbulence characteristics. Planar imaging of NO has been demonstrated in turbulent flames where NO was seeded into the flow at high concentrations (2000 ppm) to determine the gas temperature distribution. The NO concentrations in these experiments were significantly higher than those expected in typical hydrocarbon-air flames, which require a much lower detectability limit for NO measurements. An imaging technique based on laser-induced fluorescence with sufficient sensitivity to study the NO formation mechanism in the stabilization region of turbulent lifted-jet methane flames.

Schefer, R.W. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Drag, turbulence, and diffusion in flow through emergent vegetation  

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Aquatic plants convert mean kinetic energy into turbulent kinetic energy at the scale of the plant stems and branches. This energy transfer, linked to wake generation, affects vegetative drag and turbulence intensity. ...

Nepf, Heidi

160

Examining A Hypersonic Turbulent Boundary Layer at Low Reynolds Number  

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The purpose of the current study was to answer several questions related to hypersonic, low Reynolds number, turbulent boundary layers, of which available data related to turbulence quantities is scarce. To that end, a unique research facility...

Semper, Michael Thomas

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Biophysical coupling between turbulence, veliger behavior, and larval supply  

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The goals of this thesis were to quantify the behavior of gastropod larvae (mud snails Ilyanassa obsoleta) in turbulence, and to investigate how that behavior affects larval supply in a turbulent coastal inlet. Gastropod ...

Fuchs, Heidi L

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Velcro Measurement of Turbulence Kinetic Energy Dissipation Rate ?  

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Turbulence in the ocean results from many different processes operating over a wide range of space scales and timescales, with spatial and temporal variability particularly extreme in coastal oceans. If the origins and effects of turbulent ...

Ann E. Gargett

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

At the outset this thesis began with the idea that careful analysis of in stabilities would explain in whole or in part the route to turbulence in the  

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without self gravity a particularly apt model was found in the shallow gas equations ­ essentially 2D. It is not the thermal nature of the radiation that simplifies this problem, but the astrophysical scaling. Compressibility and shear have limited the familiar turbulent cascade processes to a small inertial range

Yecko, Philip

164

Large eddy simulation of turbulence within heat exchangers  

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be problematic if the turbulent energy is near the tubes natural frequency. However, as compared to the drag force exerted by the fluid, vortex shedding and turbulent buffeting are are of lesser significance than fluid elastic instability. Fluid elastic... on turbulent statistics. Is is widely accepted that there are four basic sources of cross-flow excitation in tube banks: vortex shedding, turbulent buffeting, fluid-elastic instability, and acoustic resonance (Grover et aL 1978). Vortex shedding is a...

Pruitt, John Myron

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

165

Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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Supercomputers Capture Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind News & Publications ESnet in the News ESnet News Media & Press Publications and Presentations Galleries ESnet Awards and Honors Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind Berkeley Lab visualizations could help scientists forecast destructive space weather December 16, 2013 | Tags: ESnet News, National Energy Research Scientific Computing Linda Vu, +1 510 495 2402, lvu@lbl.gov eddies1.jpg This visualization zooms in on current sheets revealing the "cascade of turbulence" in the solar wind occurring down to electron scales. This is

166

Turbulent round jet under gravity waves  

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) Turbulent shear stress &u'w'&/&u, & versus z/x. . . 26 3-5 Overlapped mean axial velocity &u&/&u, & versus zJx of the case of A = 0. 5 cm at six locations corresponding to figure 3-4(a) . . 28 3-6 Horizontal turbulent velocity &u' &' /&u, & versus zJx... of the case of A = 0. 5 cm with z, = 0 at. the moving jet centerline in the range of (a) x/D = 40 - 95, (b) x/D = 40 ? 57, and (c) x/D = 64 - 95 . . 30 3-7 Vertical turbulent velocity &w' & /&u, & versus z Jx of the case of A = 0. 5 cm FIGURE Page with z...

Ryu, Yong Uk

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Spatial and Spectral evolution of Turbulence Spectra  

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We present a general formulation of a theory of spreading of turbulence based on nonlinear mode couplings, which is inherently linked to spectral evolution. We present a derivation from simple two-field perspective based upon a gradien diffusion hypothesis, justified by a two scale direct interaction approximation (TSDIA) for weak turbulence. The complexity and anisotropy of spatial and spectral dynamics, however, limits our analysis to examination of different classes of triad interactions. We demonstrate that radially extended eddys, are the most effective structures in promoting spreading of turbulence. Thus, spectral evolution that tends towards such eddies, facilitate spatial spreading. We also show that, in a two field model, due to their respective spectral tendencies, internal energy spreads faster than kinetic energy.

Guercan, Oe. D.; Diamond, P. H. [Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, La Jolla, CA 92093-0424 (United States); Department of Physics University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0424 (United States); Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0319 (United States); Hahm, T. S. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08543-0451 (United States)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

168

A signature for turbulence driven magnetic islands  

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We investigate the properties of magnetic islands arising from tearing instabilities that are driven by an interchange turbulence. We find that such islands possess a specific signature that permits an identification of their origin. We demonstrate that the persistence of a small scale turbulence maintains a mean pressure profile, whose characteristics makes it possible to discriminate between turbulence driven islands from those arising due to an unfavourable plasma current density gradient. We also find that the island poloidal turnover time, in the steady state, is independent of the levels of the interchange and tearing energy sources. Finally, we show that a mixing length approach is adequate to make theoretical predictions concerning island flattening in the island rotation frame.

Agullo, O.; Muraglia, M.; Benkadda, S. [Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, PIIM, UMR 7345 Marseille (France); France-Japan Magnetic Fusion Laboratory, LIA 336 CNRS, Marseille (France); Poyé, A. [Univ. Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA (Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications), UMR 5107, F-33405 Talence (France); Yagi, M. [Plasma Theory and Simulation Gr., JAEA, Rokkasho (Japan); Garbet, X. [IRFM, CEA, St-Paul-Lez-Durance 13108 (France); Sen, A. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

169

Turbulence attenuation by large neutrally buoyant particles  

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Turbulence modulation by inertial-range-size, neutrally-buoyant particles is investigated experimentally in a von K\\'arm\\'an flow. Increasing the particle volume fraction $\\Phi_\\mathrm{v}$, maintaining constant impellers Reynolds number attenuates the fluid turbulence. The inertial-range energy transfer rate decreases as $\\propto\\Phi_\\mathrm{v}^{2/3}$, suggesting that only particles located on a surface affect the flow. Small-scale turbulent properties, such as structure functions or acceleration distribution, are unchanged. Finally, measurements hint at the existence of a transition between two different regimes occurring when the average distance between large particles is of the order of the thickness of their boundary layers.

Cisse, Mamadou; Gibert, Mathieu; Bodenschatz, Eberhard; Bec, Jeremie

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Modelling suspended sediment in environmental turbulent fluids  

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Modelling sediment transport in environmental turbulent fluids is a challenge. This article develops a sound model of the lateral transport of suspended sediment in environmental fluid flows such as floods and tsunamis. The model is systematically derived from a 3D turbulence model based on the Smagorinski large eddy closure. Embedding the physical dynamics into a family of problems and analysing linear dynamics of the system, centre manifold theory indicates the existence of slow manifold parametrised by macroscale variables. Computer algebra then constructs the slow manifold in terms of fluid depth, depth-averaged lateral velocities, and suspended sediment concentration. The model includes the effects of sediment erosion, advection, dispersion, and also the interactions between the sediment and turbulent fluid flow. Vertical distributions of the velocity and concentration in steady flow agree with the established experimental data. Numerical simulations of the suspended sediment under large waves show that ...

Cao, Meng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Universal equations and constants of turbulent motion  

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This paper presents a parameter-free theory of shear-generated turbulence at asymptotically high Reynolds numbers in incompressible fluids. It is based on a two-fluids concept. Both components are materially identical and inviscid. The first component is an ensemble of quasi-rigid dipole-vortex tubes as quasi-particles in chaotic motion. The second is a superfluid performing evasive motions between the tubes. The local dipole motions follow Helmholtz' law. The vortex radii scale with the energy-containing length scale. Collisions between quasi-particles lead either to annihilation (likewise rotation, turbulent dissipation) or to scattering (counterrotation, turbulent diffusion). There are analogies with birth and death processes of population dynamics and their master equations. For free homogeneous decay the theory predicts the TKE to follow 1/t. With an adiabatic condition at the wall it predicts the logarithmic law with von Karman's constant as 1/\\sqrt{2 pi} = 0.399. Likewise rotating couples form dissipat...

Baumert, Helmut Z

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

The dynamics of variable-density turbulence  

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The dynamics of variable-density turbulent fluids are studied by direct numerical simulation. The flow is incompressible so that acoustic waves are decoupled from the problem, and implying that density is not a thermodynamic variable. Changes in density occur due to molecular mixing. The velocity field, is in general, divergent. A pseudo-spectral numerical technique is used to solve the equations of motion. Three-dimensional simulations are performed using a grid size of 128{sup 3} grid points. Two types of problems are studied: (1) the decay of isotropic, variable-density turbulence, and (2) buoyancy-generated turbulence in a fluid with large density fluctuations. In the case of isotropic, variable-density turbulence, the overall statistical decay behavior, for the cases studied, is relatively unaffected by the presence of density variations when the initial density and velocity fields are statistically independent. The results for this case are in quantitative agreement with previous numerical and laboratory results. In this case, the initial density field has a bimodal probability density function (pdf) which evolves in time towards a Gaussian distribution. The pdf of the density field is symmetric about its mean value throughout its evolution. If the initial velocity and density fields are statistically dependent, however, the decay process is significantly affected by the density fluctuations. For the case of buoyancy-generated turbulence, variable-density departures from the Boussinesq approximation are studied. The results of the buoyancy-generated turbulence are compared with variable-density model predictions. Both a one-point (engineering) model and a two-point (spectral) model are tested against the numerical data. Some deficiencies in these variable-density models are discussed and modifications are suggested.

Sandoval, D.L.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Numerical Tokamak Turbulence calculations on the CRAY T3E  

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Full cross section calculations of ion-temperature-gradient-driven turbulence with Landau closure are being carried out as part of the Numerical Tokamak Turbulence Project, one of the U. S. Department of Energy's Phase II Grand Challenges. To include ... Keywords: PVM, fusion energy, parallel computing, t3e, turbulence

V. E. Lynch; J-N. Leboeuf; B. A. Carreras; J. D. Alvarez; L. Garcia

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

A turbulence model for buoyant flows based on vorticity generation.  

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A turbulence model for buoyant flows has been developed in the context of a k-{var_epsilon} turbulence modeling approach. A production term is added to the turbulent kinetic energy equation based on dimensional reasoning using an appropriate time scale for buoyancy-induced turbulence taken from the vorticity conservation equation. The resulting turbulence model is calibrated against far field helium-air spread rate data, and validated with near source, strongly buoyant helium plume data sets. This model is more numerically stable and gives better predictions over a much broader range of mesh densities than the standard k-{var_epsilon} model for these strongly buoyant flows.

Domino, Stefan Paul; Nicolette, Vernon F.; O'Hern, Timothy John; Tieszen, Sheldon R.; Black, Amalia Rebecca

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Colloidal particle deposition in turbulent flow  

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A theoretical analysis is presented which describes the initial deposition of monodispersed spherical colloidal particles from a steady fully developed turbulent flow onto conduit walls. When the net particle-conduit electrical interaction potential is attractive, particle deposition is shown to be often governed by turbulent hydrodynamics. When the net particle-conduit electrical interaction potential possess a repulsive maximum, particle deposition to first order is uniform and depends solely on electrical interaction effects. The developed theoretical model specialized to orifice deposition with the use of Harwell Flow3D turbulence modelling software qualitatively described the deposition of 0.5 {mu}m silica particles onto glass orifices from an aqueous suspension. The effect of the electrical double layer on the rate of colloidal particle deposition in laminar flow has been described by Spielman and Friedlander (1), Dahneke (2), Bowen et al. (3) and Bowen and Epstein (4). This article describes the extension of their work to colloidal particle deposition under steady fully developed turbulent flow conditions. This article also reports the results of orifice particle deposition experiments which were conducted to qualitatively investigate the developed theoretical model.

Morton, D.S.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

6 Scalar Turbulence within the Canopy Sublayer  

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Engineering, University of Brasilia, Brazil 4 Department of Hydraulics, Transport and Civil Infrastructure changes in turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate inside canopies, the relative importance of ejections the canopy are presented. Finally, the origin of organized eddy structure connected with surface renewal

Katul, Gabriel

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Simulation Strategies for Shock-Turbulence Interactions  

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The computational challenge of predicting shock-turbulence interactions stems from the fundamentally different physics at play. Shock waves are microscopically thin regions wherein flow properties change rapidly over a distance roughly equal to the molecular mean free path; hence, they are essentially strong discontinuities in the flow field. Turbulence, on the other hand, is a chaotic phenomenon with broadband spatial and temporal scales of motion. Most shock-capturing methods rely on strong numerical dissipation to artificially smooth the discontinuity, such that it can be resolved on the computational grid. Unfortunately, the artificial dissipation necessary for capturing shocks has a deleterious effect on turbulence. An additional problem is the fact that shock-capturing schemes are typically based on one-dimensional Riemann solutions that are not strictly valid in multiple dimensions. This can lead to anisotropy errors and grid-seeded perturbations. Other complications arising from upwinding, flux limiting, operator splitting etc., can seriously degrade performance and generate significant errors, especially in multiple dimensions. The purpose of this work is to design improved algorithms, capable of capturing both shocks and turbulence, which also scale to tens of thousands of processors. We have evaluated two new hydrodynamic algorithms, in relation to the widely used WENO method, on a suite of test cases. The new methods, referred to as the 'Compact' and 'Hybrid' schemes, show very promising results.

Cook, A; Larsson, J; Cabot, W; Lele, S K

2008-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent drag reduction through oscillating discs  

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The changes of a turbulent channel flow subjected to oscillations of wall flush-mounted rigid discs are studied by means of direct numerical simulations. The Reynolds number is $R_\\tau$=$180$, based on the friction velocity of the stationary-wall case and the half channel height. The primary effect of the wall forcing is the sustained reduction of wall-shear stress, which reaches a maximum of 20%. A parametric study on the disc diameter, maximum tip velocity, and oscillation period is presented, with the aim to identify the optimal parameters which guarantee maximum drag reduction and maximum net energy saving, computed by taking into account the power spent to actuate the discs. This may be positive and reaches 6%. The Rosenblat viscous pump flow is used to predict the power spent for disc motion in the turbulent channel flow and to estimate localized and transient regions over the disc surface subjected to the turbulent regenerative braking effect, for which the wall turbulence exerts work on the discs. The...

Wise, Daniel J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

CHAPTER ____ THE AIR-WATER INTERFACE: TURBULENCE  

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.g. from paper mills. The desorption of dissolved substances, like PCBs, from inland and coastal water at an unsheared air-water interface, i.e., a situation in which the winds are light and the fluid motions category, we consider situations with significant wind shear at the surface. In this case, the turbulence

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Direct numerical simulation of turbulent mixing  

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...in-[5]. The low-cost approach to turbulence...growing with n. The graphs corresponding to these...rates-both chemical and nuclear. The same is true for...Figure-17 shows the graph of the TMZ boundary dependence...of providing safety in nuclear power production facilities...

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Global invariants in ideal magnetohydrodynamic turbulence  

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Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence is an important though incompletely understood factor affecting the dynamics of many astrophysical, geophysical, and technological plasmas. As an approximation, viscosity and resistivity may be ignored, and ideal MHD turbulence may be investigated by statistical methods. Incompressibility is also assumed and finite Fourier series are used to represent the turbulent velocity and magnetic field. The resulting model dynamical system consists of a set of independent Fourier coefficients that form a canonical ensemble described by a Gaussian probability density function (PDF). This PDF is similar in form to that of Boltzmann, except that its argument may contain not just the energy multiplied by an inverse temperature, but also two other invariant integrals, the cross helicity and magnetic helicity, each multiplied by its own inverse temperature. However, the cross and magnetic helicities, as usually defined, are not invariant in the presence of overall rotation or a mean magnetic field, respectively. Although the generalized form of the magnetic helicity is known, a generalized cross helicity may also be found, by adding terms that are linear in the mean magnetic field and angular rotation vectors, respectively. These general forms are invariant even in the presence of overall rotation and a mean magnetic field. We derive these general forms, explore their properties, examine how they extend the statistical theory of ideal MHD turbulence, and discuss how our results may be affected by dissipation and forcing.

Shebalin, John V. [Astromaterials Research Office, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas 77058-3696 (United States)] [Astromaterials Research Office, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas 77058-3696 (United States)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of anemometers for turbulence characterization  

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During the first phase of the US Department of Energy's turbulence characterization program, important discoveries were made about the field application of propeller-vane and cup anemometers under very turbulent conditions. First, averaged speeds measured by the propeller-vane anemometer were consistently lower than those from the cup anemometer, even though both registered virtually the same during wind-tunnel calibration testing. Second, the propeller-vane anemometers suffered from structural failures much more frequently than the cup anemometers. The difficulties associated with the use of the propeller-vane motivated us to consider the cup anemometer for turbulence measurements. At fast sample rates, the output of the cup anemometer is severely degraded by discretization error that stems from pulse counting demodulation. However, we found that a low-pass Gaussian filter could be applied to the time series of wind speed derived from the cup anemometer to yield time series and frequency spectra that compared very favorably with those obtained from the propeller-vane anemometer. This finding suggests that the cup anemometer may prove to be an inexpensive and rugged sensor appropriate for turbulence measurements for wind-energy applications.

Morris, V.R.; Barnard, J.C.; Wendell, L.L.; Tomich, S.D.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

AMBIPOLAR DIFFUSION HEATING IN TURBULENT SYSTEMS  

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The temperature of the gas in molecular clouds is a key determinant of the characteristic mass of star formation. Ambipolar diffusion (AD) is considered one of the most important heating mechanisms in weakly ionized molecular clouds. In this work, we study the AD heating rate using two-fluid turbulence simulations and compare it with the overall heating rate due to turbulent dissipation. We find that for observed molecular clouds, which typically have Alfven Mach numbers of {approx}1 and AD Reynolds numbers of {approx}20, about 70% of the total turbulent dissipation is in the form of AD heating. AD has an important effect on the length scale where energy is dissipated: when AD heating is strong, most of the energy in the cascade is removed by ion-neutral drift, with a comparatively small amount of energy making it down to small scales. We derive a relation for the AD heating rate that describes the results of our simulations to within a factor of two. Turbulent dissipation, including AD heating, is generally less important than cosmic-ray heating in molecular clouds, although there is substantial scatter in both.

Li, Pak Shing [Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Myers, Andrew [Physics Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); McKee, Christopher F., E-mail: psli@astron.berkeley.edu, E-mail: atmyers@berkeley.edu, E-mail: cmckee@berkeley.edu [Physics Department and Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

184

Asymptotic scaling in turbulent pipe flow  

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...obtained in industrial piping such as a transcontinental natural gas pipelines. D is the pipe diameter and is the volume-averaged...Marati, N , C.M Casciola, and R Piva2004Energy cascade and spatial fluxes in wall turbulence. J. Fluid Mech...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supersonic Hydrodynamic Turbulence 1 Alexei Kritsuk  

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gas turbulence is known not to have an isotropic or homogeneous nature. Therefore, we can draw cascade Summary References: Kritsuk, Norman, & Padoan, ApJL 638, L25, 2006 Kritsuk, Wagner, Norman) 1895 Reynolds ("Reynolds decomposition", "Reynolds equation") 1922 Richardson ("Richardson cascade

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6, 52515268, 2006 Turbulent fluxes over  

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´exico, 04510 Mexico City, Mexico Received: 24 March 2006 ­ Accepted: 10 May 2006 ­ Published: 26 June 2006 wind speed conditions (up to 25 ms -1 ). The estimates of total momentum flux and turbulent kinetic energy can be represented very5 accurately (r2 =0.99, when data are binned every 1 ms-1 ) by empirical

Boyer, Edmond

187

Coherence in Chaos and Caviton Turbulence  

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The chaotic nature of "caviton turbulence" is studied in one-dimensional, many-Fourier-mode numerical simulations of the driven dissipative Zakharov equations. Above the modulational instability threshold the system evolves into a variety of stable patterns of cavitons which become chaotic for stronger driving. The cavitons remain coherent for times long compared to the shortest Lyapunov time.

G. D. Doolen; D. F. DuBois; H. A. Rose; B. Hafizi

1983-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Cup Anemometer Behavior in Turbulent Environments  

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The behavior of the cup anemometer rotor in turbulent atmospheric flow is discussed in terms of a general equation of motion. This equates the rate of change s?? of the rotation rate s? of the rotor to a forcing F(s?, h?, w?), which is proportional ...

Leif Kristensen

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Turbulence and cooling in galaxy cluster cores  

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......2012). Thus, in our models energy is deposited via homogeneous...turbulence, with mechanical energy input. To prevent catastrophic...Vazquez-Semadeni, Gazol Scalo 2000; Audit Hennebelle 2005). Our paper...et-al. (2010), the feedback energy was directly added to internal......

Nilanjan Banerjee; Prateek Sharma

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

SEGMENTATION INDEPENDENT ESTIMATES OF TURBULENCE PARAMETERS  

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SEGMENTATION INDEPENDENT ESTIMATES OF TURBULENCE PARAMETERS G. C. Papanicolaoua, K. Solnab and D, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 cPhillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117 ABSTRACT We present of the detail coe cients at scale j. The spectrum can therefore be interpreted as representing the energy

Papanicolaou, George C.

191

OF HEALTH CARE IN TURBULENT TIMES  

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FIXING THE FLOW OF HEALTH CARE IN TURBULENT TIMES INNOVATION REPORT 2014 #12;Since 2012, Algorithms facing health care today. We believe there's an unprecedented opportunity to invent a new vision for health care, and academic medicine is poised to lead the way. Algorithms for Innovations is designed

Feschotte, Cedric

192

Universal constants and equations of turbulent motion  

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In the spirit of Prandtl [1926], for turbulence at high Reynolds number we present an analogy with the kinetic theory of gases, with dipoles made of Thorpe's [1977] quasi-solid vortex tubes as frictionless, incompressible but deformable quasi-particles. Their movements are governed by Helmholtz' elementary vortex rules applied locally. A contact interaction or 'collision' leads either to random scatter of a trajectory or to the formation of two likewise rotating, fundamentally unstable whirls forming a dissipative patch slowly rotating around its center of mass which is almost at rest. This approach predicts von Karman's constant as 1/sqrt(2 pi) = 0.399 and the spatio-temporal dynamics of energy-containing time and length scales controlling turbulent mixing Baumert [2009]. A link to turbulence spectra was missing so far. In the present paper it is shown that the above image of random vortex-dipole movements is compatible with Kolmogorov's turbulence spectra if dissipative patches, beginning as two likewise ro...

Baumert, Helmut Z

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Helicity within the Kolmogorov phenomenology of turbulence  

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Helicity within the Kolmogorov phenomenology of turbulence Susan Kurien Mathematical Modeling@lanl.gov In a phenomenology in which both energy and helicity exhibit net flux to the small scales it is natural in resolved numerical simulations in [4]. In a phenomenology in which both energy and helicity exhibit net

Kurien, Susan

194

Compressible Turbulence and Interactions with Shock Waves and Material  

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Compressible Turbulence Compressible Turbulence and Interactions with Shock Waves and Material Interfaces Compressible Turbulence and Interactions with Shock Waves and Material Interfaces Lele.jpg Alternate Title: High-fidelity simulations of supersonic turbulent mixing and combustion Key Challenges: Direct numerical simulation (DNS) of isotropic turbulence interacting with a normal shock wave and turbulent multi-material mixing in the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability (RMI) Why it Matters: Shock/turbulence interaction is a fundamental phenomenon in fluid mechanics that occurs in a wide range of interesting problems in various disciplines, including supernova explosions, inertial confinement fusion, hypersonic flight and propulsion, and shock wave lithotripsy. Accomplishments: A novel solution-adaptive algorithm that applies different

195

Petascale Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Channel Flow  

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Petascale Petascale Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Channel Flow MyoungKyu Lee mk@ices.utexas.edu Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Texas at Austin ESP Meeting May, 2013 M.K. Lee (Univ of Texas, Austin) Petascale DNS of Turbulent Channel Flow ESP Meeting May, 2013 1 / 30 Contents Project Overview Performance Optimization Early Result Conclusion M.K. Lee (Univ of Texas, Austin) Petascale DNS of Turbulent Channel Flow ESP Meeting May, 2013 2 / 30 Project Overview Project Title ◮ Petascale Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Channel Flow Goal ◮ Expanding our understand of wall-bounded turbulence Personnel ◮ P.I. : Robert Moser ◮ Primary Developer : M.K.Lee ◮ Software Engineering Support : Nicholas Malaya ◮ Catalyst : Ramesh Balakrishnan M.K. Lee (Univ of Texas, Austin) Petascale DNS of Turbulent Channel Flow ESP Meeting May, 2013 3 / 30 Turbulent

196

A Dynamical Model of Plasma Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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A dynamical approach, rather than the usual statistical approach, is taken to explore the physical mechanisms underlying the nonlinear transfer of energy, the damping of the turbulent fluctuations, and the development of coherent structures in kinetic plasma turbulence. It is argued that the linear and nonlinear dynamics of Alfven waves are responsible, at a very fundamental level, for some of the key qualitative features of plasma turbulence that distinguish it from hydrodynamic turbulence, including the anisotropic cascade of energy and the development of current sheets at small scales. The first dynamical model of kinetic turbulence in the weakly collisional solar wind plasma that combines self-consistently the physics of Alfven waves with the development of small-scale current sheets is presented and its physical implications are discussed. This model leads to a simplified perspective on the nature of turbulence in a weakly collisional plasma: the nonlinear interactions responsible for the turbulent casca...

Howes, G G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Seasonal thermal energy storage  

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This report describes the following: (1) the US Department of Energy Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Program, (2) aquifer thermal energy storage technology, (3) alternative STES technology, (4) foreign studies in seasonal thermal energy storage, and (5) economic assessment.

Allen, R.D.; Kannberg, L.D.; Raymond, J.R.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Generalized Batchelor functions of isotropic turbulence  

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We generalize Batchelor's parameterization of the autocorrelation functions of isotropic turbulence in a form involving a product expansion with multiple small scales. The richer small scale structure acquired this way, compared to the usual Batchelor function, is necessary so that the associated energy spectrum approximate well actual spectra in the universal equilibrium range. We propose that the generalized function provides an approximation of arbitrary accuracy for actual spectra of isotropic turbulence over the universal equilibrium range. The degree of accuracy depends on the number of higher moments which are determinable and it is reflected in the number of small scales involved. The energy spectrum of the generalized function is derived, and for the case of two small scales is compared with data from high-resolution direct numerical simulations. We show that the compensated spectra (which illustrate the bottleneck effect) and dissipation spectra are encapsulated excellently, in accordance with our p...

Gravanis, Elias

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Generalized entropies in a turbulent dynamo simulation  

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A simulation of hydromagnetic turbulence exhibiting dynamo action is employed to estimate the generalized entropies, Hq, from the distribution of moments of local expansion factors of material line elements. These generalized entropies can be used to characterize the dynamics of turbulence and of nonlinear dynamo action. The value of the metric entropy, H1, is comparable to the largest Lyapunov exponent describing the divergence of trajectories in phase space, which in turn is somewhat larger than the growth rate of the magnetic energy. The value of the topological entropy, H0, is similar to the conversion rate of kinetic to magnetic energy, but larger than the growth rate of the dynamo. This is in agreement with results stating that the growth rate of the kinematic dynamo is limited by the topological entropy. The dependence of Hq on q leads to a criterion from which we infer that the degree of intermittency in our particular system is weak.

Axel Brandenburg; Isaac Klapper; Jürgen Kurths

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Causality detection and turbulence in fusion plasmas  

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This work explores the potential of an information-theoretical causality detection method for unraveling the relation between fluctuating variables in complex nonlinear systems. The method is tested on some simple though nonlinear models, and guidelines for the choice of analysis parameters are established. Then, measurements from magnetically confined fusion plasmas are analyzed. The selected data bear relevance to the all-important spontaneous confinement transitions often observed in fusion plasmas, fundamental for the design of an economically attractive fusion reactor. It is shown how the present method is capable of clarifying the interaction between fluctuating quantities such as the turbulence amplitude, turbulent flux, and Zonal Flow amplitude, and uncovers several interactions that were missed by traditional methods.

van Milligen, B Ph; Ramisch, M; Estrada, T; Hidalgo, C; Alonso, A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal unobtainiums? The perfect thermal conductor and  

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contribute to thermal resistance · Isotopically pure diamond has highest thermal conductivity of any material materials: disordered layered crystals Conclude with some thoughts on promising, high-risk, research even in a computer model. #12;Thermal resistance is created by Umklapp scattering (U

Braun, Paul

202

The dynamics of variable-density turbulence  

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The dynamics of variable-density turbulent fluids are studied by direct numerical simulation. The flow is incompressible so that acoustic waves are decoupled from the problem, and implying that density is not a thermodynamic variable. Changes in density occur due to molecular mixing. The velocity field is, in general, divergent. A pseudo-spectral numerical technique is used to solve the equations of motion. Three-dimensional simulations are performed using a grid size of 128{sup 3} grid points. Two types of problems are studied: (1) the decay of isotropic, variable-density turbulence, and (2) buoyancy-generated turbulence in a fluid with large density fluctuations (such that the Boussinesq approximation is not valid). In the case of isotropic, variable-density turbulence, the overall statistical decay behavior, for the cases studied, is relatively unaffected by the presence of density variations when the initial density and velocity fields are statistically independent. The results for this case are in quantitative agreement with previous numerical and laboratory results. In this case, the initial density field has a bimodal probability density function (pdf) which evolves in time towards a Gaussian distribution. The pdf of the density field is symmetric about its mean value throughout its evolution. If the initial velocity and density fields are statistically dependent, however, the decay process is significantly affected by the density fluctuations. For this case, the pdf of the density becomes asymmetric about its mean value during the early stages of its evolution. It is argued that these asymmetries in the pdf of the density field are due to different entrainment rates, into the mixing region, that favor the high speed fluid.

Sandoval, D.L.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Transport during Turbulent Heating in a Tokamak  

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A model for the University of Texas turbulent torus is described. The prediction of the model shows a strong skin effect, and is in agreement with the experimental data if one saturates the Buneman instability by using the electron-trapping condition and the ionsound instability by using the anomalous collision frequency ?A?10-5(TeTi)(uve)?pe, which correlates with ion tail formation. An interpretation of the laser-scattering temperature measurements is proposed.

P. L. Mascheroni

1977-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceleration and vortex filaments in turbulence  

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We report recent results from a high resolution numerical study of fluid particles transported by a fully developed turbulent flow. Single particle trajectories were followed for a time range spanning more than three decades, from less than a tenth of the Kolmogorov time-scale up to one large-eddy turnover time. We present some results concerning acceleration statistics and the statistics of trapping by vortex filaments.

F. Toschi; L. Biferale; G. Boffetta; A. Celani; B. J. Devenish; A. Lanotte

2005-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

205

NONIDEAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENT DECAY IN MOLECULAR CLOUDS  

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It is well known that nonideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) effects are important in the dynamics of molecular clouds: both ambipolar diffusion and possibly the Hall effect have been identified as significant. We present the results of a suite of simulations with a resolution of 512{sup 3} of turbulent decay in molecular clouds, incorporating a simplified form of both ambipolar diffusion and the Hall effect simultaneously. The initial velocity field in the turbulence is varied from being super-Alfvenic and hypersonic, through to trans-Alfvenic but still supersonic. We find that ambipolar diffusion increases the rate of decay of the turbulence increasing the decay from t {sup -1.25} to t {sup -1.4}. The Hall effect has virtually no impact in this regard. The power spectra of density, velocity, and the magnetic field are all affected by the nonideal terms, being steepened significantly when compared with ideal MHD turbulence with exponents. The density power-spectra components change from {approx}1.4 to {approx}2.1 for the ideal and nonideal simulations respectively, and power spectra of the other variables all show similar modifications when nonideal effects are considered. Again, the dominant source of these changes is ambipolar diffusion rather than the Hall effect. There is also a decoupling between the velocity field and the magnetic field at short length scales. The Hall effect leads to enhanced magnetic reconnection, and hence less power, at short length scales. The dependence of the velocity dispersion on the characteristic length scale is studied and found not to be power law in nature.

Downes, T. P. [School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 (Ireland); O'Sullivan, S. [National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 (Ireland)], E-mail: turlough.downes@dcu.ie

2009-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

206

Universal constants and equations of turbulent motion  

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In the spirit of Prandtl's conjecture of 1926, for turbulence at high Reynolds number we present an analogy with the kinetic theory of gases, with dipoles made of quasi-rigid and 'dressed' vortex tubes as frictionless, incompressible but deformable quasi-particles. Their movements are governed by Helmholtz' elementary vortex rules applied locally. A contact interaction or 'collision' leads either to random scatter of a trajectory or to the formation of two likewise rotating, fundamentally unstable whirls forming a dissipative patch slowly rotating around its center of mass which is almost at rest. This approach predicts von Karman's constant as 1/sqrt(2 pi) = 0.399 and the spatio-temporal dynamics of energy-containing time and length scales controlling turbulent mixing [Baumert 2009]. A link to turbulence spectra was missing so far. In the present paper it is shown that the above image of random vortex-dipole movements is compatible with Kolmogorov's turbulence spectra if dissipative patches, beginning as two likewise rotating eddies, evolve locally into a space-filling bearing in the sense of Herrmann [1990], i.e. into an "Apollonian gear". Its parts and pieces are incompressible and flexibly deformable vortex tubes which are frictionless, excepting the dissipative scale of size zero. For steady and locally homogeneous conditions our approach predicts the dimensionless pre-factor in the 3D Eulerian wavenumber spectrum as [(4 pi)^2/3]/3 = 1.8, and in the Lagrangian frequency spectrum as 2. Our derivations rest on geometry, methods from many-particle physics, and on elementary conservation laws.

Helmut Z. Baumert

2011-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

207

Free energy balance in gyrokinetic turbulence  

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Free energy plays an important role in gyrokinetic theory, since it is known to be a nonlinear invariant. Its evolution equations are derived and analyzed for the case of ion temperature gradient driven turbulence, using the formalism adopted in the Gene code. In particular, the ion temperature gradient drive, the collisional dissipation as well as entropy/electrostatic energy transfer channels represented by linear curvature and parallel terms are analyzed in detail.

Banon Navarro, A.; Morel, P.; Albrecht-Marc, M.; Carati, D. [Statistical and Plasma Physics Laboratory, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); Merz, F.; Goerler, T.; Jenko, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SPECTRAL AND INTERMITTENCY PROPERTIES OF RELATIVISTIC TURBULENCE  

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High-resolution numerical simulations are utilized to examine isotropic turbulence in a compressible fluid when long-wavelength velocity fluctuations approach light speed. Spectral analysis reveals an inertial sub-range of relativistic motions with a broadly 5/3 index. The use of generalized Lorentz covariant structure functions based on the four-velocity is proposed. These structure functions extend the She-Leveque model for intermittency into the relativistic regime.

Zrake, Jonathan; MacFadyen, Andrew I. [Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, Physics Department, New York University, New York, NY 10003 (United States)

2013-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Control & System Integration  

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The thermal control and system integration activity focuses on issues such as the integration of motor and power control technologies and the development of advanced thermal control technologies....

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On specification of initial conditions in turbulence models  

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Recent research has shown that initial conditions have a significant influence on the evolution of a flow towards turbulence. This important finding offers a unique opportunity for turbulence control, but also raises the question of how to properly specify initial conditions in turbulence models. We study this problem in the context of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability. The Rayleigh-Taylor instability is an interfacial fluid instability that leads to turbulence and turbulent mixing. It occurs when a light fluid is accelerated in to a heavy fluid because of misalignment between density and pressure gradients. The Rayleigh-Taylor instability plays a key role in a wide variety of natural and man-made flows ranging from supernovae to the implosion phase of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). Our approach consists of providing the turbulence models with a predicted profile of its key variables at the appropriate time in accordance to the initial conditions of the problem.

Rollin, Bertrand [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Andrews, Malcolm J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phenomenology of Wall Bounded Newtonian Turbulence  

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We construct a simple analytic model for wall-bounded turbulence, containing only four adjustable parameters. Two of these parameters characterize the viscous dissipation of the components of the Reynolds stress-tensor and other two parameters characterize their nonlinear relaxation. The model offers an analytic description of the profiles of the mean velocity and the correlation functions of velocity fluctuations in the entire boundary region, from the viscous sub-layer, through the buffer layer and further into the log-layer. As a first approximation, we employ the traditional return-to-isotropy hypothesis, which yields a very simple distribution of the turbulent kinetic energy between the velocity components in the log-layer: the streamwise component contains a half of the total energy whereas the wall-normal and the cross-stream components contain a quarter each. In addition, the model predicts a very simple relation between the von-K\\'arm\\'an slope $\\kappa $ and the turbulent velocity in the log-law region $v^+$ (in wall units): $v^+=6 \\kappa$. These predictions are in excellent agreement with DNS data and with recent laboratory experiments.

Victor S. L'vov; Anna Pomyalov; Itamar Procaccia; Sergej S. Zilitinkevich

2005-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Universal equations and constants of turbulent motion  

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This paper presents a parameter-free theory of shear-generated turbulence at asymptotically high Reynolds numbers in incompressible fluids. It is based on a two-fluids concept. Both components are materially identical and inviscid. The first component is an ensemble of quasi-rigid dipole-vortex tubes as quasi-particles in chaotic motion. The second is a superfluid performing evasive motions between the tubes. The local dipole motions follow Helmholtz' law. The vortex radii scale with the energy-containing length scale. Collisions between quasi-particles lead either to annihilation (likewise rotation, turbulent dissipation) or to scattering (counterrotation, turbulent diffusion). There are analogies with birth and death processes of population dynamics and their master equations. For free homogeneous decay the theory predicts the TKE to follow 1/t. With an adiabatic condition at the wall it predicts the logarithmic law with von Karman's constant as 1/\\sqrt{2 pi} = 0.399. Likewise rotating couples form dissipative patches almost at rest ($\\rightarrow$ intermittency) wherein the spectrum evolves like an "Apollonian gear" as discussed first by Herrmann, 1990. On this basis the prefactor of the 3D-wavenumber spectrum is predicted as (1/3)(4 pi)^{2/3}=1.8; in the Lagrangian frequency spectrum it is simply 2. The results are situated well within the scatter range of observational, experimental and DNS results.

Helmut Z. Baumert

2012-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF DRIVEN RELATIVISTIC MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENCE  

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A wide variety of astrophysical phenomena involve the flow of turbulent magnetized gas with relativistic velocity or energy density. Examples include gamma-ray bursts, active galactic nuclei, pulsars, magnetars, micro-quasars, merging neutron stars, X-ray binaries, some supernovae, and the early universe. In order to elucidate the basic properties of the relativistic magnetohydrodynamical (RMHD) turbulence present in these systems, we present results from numerical simulations of fully developed driven turbulence in a relativistically warm, weakly magnetized and mildly compressible ideal fluid. We have evolved the RMHD equations for many dynamical times on a uniform grid with 1024{sup 3} zones using a high-order Godunov code. We observe the growth of magnetic energy from a seed field through saturation at {approx}1% of the total fluid energy. We compute the power spectrum of velocity and density-weighted velocity U = {rho}{sup 1/3} v and conclude that the inertial scaling is consistent with a slope of -5/3. We compute the longitudinal and transverse velocity structure functions of order p up to 11 and discuss their possible deviation from the expected scaling for non-relativistic media. We also compute the scale-dependent distortion of coherent velocity structures with respect to the local magnetic field, finding a weaker scale dependence than is expected for incompressible non-relativistic flows with a strong mean field.

Zrake, Jonathan; MacFadyen, Andrew I. [Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, Physics Department, New York University, New York, NY 10003 (United States)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-fluid description of wave-particle interactions in strong Buneman turbulence  

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To understand the nature of anomalous resistivity in magnetic reconnection, we investigate turbulence-induced momentum transport and energy dissipation while a plasma is unstable to the Buneman instability in force-free current sheets. Using 3D particle-in-cell simulations, we find that the macroscopic effects generated by wave-particle interactions in Buneman instability can be approximately described by a set of electron fluid equations. We show that both energy dissipation and momentum transport along electric current in the current layer are locally quasi-static, but globally dynamic and irreversible. Turbulent drag dissipates both the streaming energy of the current sheet and the associated magnetic energy. The net loss of streaming energy is converted into the electron component heat conduction parallel to the magnetic field and increases the electron Boltzmann entropy. The growth of self-sustained Buneman waves satisfies a Bernoulli-like equation that relates the turbulence-induced convective momentum transport and thermal momentum transport. Electron trapping and de-trapping drive local momentum transports, while phase mixing converts convective momentum into thermal momentum. The drag acts like a micro-macro link in the anomalous heating processes. The decrease of magnetic field maintains an inductive electric field that re-accelerates electrons, but most of the magnetic energy is dissipated and converted into the component heat of electrons perpendicular to the magnetic field. This heating process is decoupled from the heating of Buneman instability in the current sheets. Ion heating is weak but ions play an important role in assisting energy exchanges between waves and electrons. Cold ion fluid equations together with our electron fluid equations form a complete set of equations that describes the occurrence, growth, saturation and decay of the Buneman instability.

Che, H. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States)

2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Rayleigh/Raman/LIF measurements in a turbulent lean premixed combustor  

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Much of the industrial electrical generation capability being added worldwide is gas-turbine engine based and is fueled by natural gas. These gas-turbine engines use lean premixed (LP) combustion to meet the strict NO{sub x} emission standards, while maintaining acceptable levels of CO. In conventional, diffusion flame gas turbine combustors, large amount of NO{sub x} forms in the hot stoichiometric zones via the Zeldovich (thermal) mechanism. Hence, lean premixed combustors are rapidly becoming the norm, since they are specifically designed to avoid these hot stoichiometric zones and the associated thermal NO{sub x}. However, considerable research and development are still required to reduce the NO{sub x} levels (25-40 ppmvd adjusted to 15% O{sub 2} with the current technology), to the projected goal of under 10 ppmvd by the turn of the century. Achieving this objective would require extensive experiments in LP natural gas (or CH{sub 4}) flames for understanding the combustion phenomena underlying the formation of the exhaust pollutants. Although LP combustion is an effective way to control NO{sub x}, the downside is that it increases the CO emissions. The formation and destruction of the pollutants (NO{sub x} and CO) are strongly affected by the fluid mechanics, the finite-rate chemistry, and their (turbulence-chemistry) interactions. Hence, a thorough understanding of these interactions is vital for controlling and reducing the pollutant emissions. The present research is contributing to this goal by providing a detailed nonintrusive laser based data set with good spatial and temporal resolutions of the pollutants (NO and CO) along with the major species, temperature, and OH. The measurements reported in this work, along with the existing velocity data on a turbulent LP combustor burning CH{sub 4}, would provide insight into the turbulence-chemistry interactions and their effect on pollutant formation.

Nandula, S.P.; Pitz, R.W. [Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Barlow, R.S.; Fiechtner, G.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Measuring plasma turbulence using low coherence microwave radiation  

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Low coherence backscattering (LCBS) is a proposed diagnostic technique for measuring plasma turbulence and fluctuations. LCBS is an adaptation of optical coherence tomography, a biomedical imaging technique. Calculations and simulations show LCBS measurements can achieve centimeter-scale spatial resolution using low coherence microwave radiation. LCBS measurements exhibit several advantages over standard plasma turbulence measurement techniques including immunity to spurious reflections and measurement access in hollow density profiles. Also, LCBS is scalable for 1-D profile measurements and 2-D turbulence imaging.

Smith, D. R. [Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)

2012-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent Temperature Fluctuations in the Princeton Large Tokamak Plasma  

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We present the first experimental evidence for the existence of turbulent temperature fluctuations in plasmas. These measurements were accomplished by a spectral analysis of blackbody electron cyclotron emission. The fractional fluctuation in the mean electron energy is up to 10% for typical Princeton Large Tokamak discharges. The spectrum of temperature turbulence extends well beyond the electron diamagnetic-drift frequency f* and shows no resemblance to the simultaneously existing turbulent density fluctuations.

V. Arunasalam; R. Cano; J. C. Hosea; E. Mazzucato

1977-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Tokamak_turbulence3.pptx  

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Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton U. d) U. California, Irvine Introduction * Tokamak confinement in the low confinement mode (L- mode) is dominated by turbulent...

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Lattice Boltzmann simulations of decaying homogeneous isotropic turbulence  

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Decaying homogeneous isotropic turbulence in inertial and rotating reference frames is investigated to evaluate the capability of the lattice Boltzmann method in turbulence. In the inertial frame case, the decay exponents of kinetic energy and dissipation and the low wave-number scaling of the spectrum are studied. The results are in agreement with classical ones. In the frame-rotation case, simulations show that the energy decay rate decreases with decreasing Rossby number as the energy cascade is inhibited by rotation, again in agreement with turbulence physics. These results clearly indicate that the lattice Boltzmann method captures important features of decaying turbulence.

Huidan Yu; Sharath S. Girimaji; Li-Shi Luo

2005-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Notes 09. Fluid inertia and turbulence in fluid film bearings  

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When fluid inertia effects are important. Bulk-flow model for inertial flows. Turbulence and inertia in short length journal bearings and open end dampers....

San Andres, Luis

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modulation of homogeneous turbulence seeded with finite size ...  

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Nov 10, 2009 ... of the energy spectrum of the turbulent velocity fluctuations with a uniform ..... collect within the cores of vortex tubes that may form in the flow.

"K. Yeo; S. Dong; E. Climent; M.R. Maxey"

2010-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientists use plasma shaping to control turbulence in stellarators...  

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to control turbulence in stellarators By John Greenwald By John Greenwald October 21, 2014 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook Magnetic field strength in a...

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Scientists use plasma shaping to control turbulence in stellarators...  

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use plasma shaping to control turbulence in stellarators By John Greenwald October 21, 2014 Tweet Widget Google Plus One Share on Facebook Magnetic field strength in a...

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Anomalous Viscosity, Resistivity, and Thermal Diffusivity of the Solar Wind Plasma  

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In this paper we have estimated typical anomalous viscosity, resistivity, and thermal difffusivity of the solar wind plasma. Since the solar wind is collsionless plasma, we have assumed that the dissipation in the solar wind occurs at proton gyro radius through wave-particle interactions. Using this dissipation length-scale and the dissipation rates calculated using MHD turbulence phenomenology [{\\it Verma et al.}, 1995a], we estimate the viscosity and proton thermal diffusivity. The resistivity and electron's thermal diffusivity have also been estimated. We find that all our transport quantities are several orders of magnitude higher than those calculated earlier using classical transport theories of {\\it Braginskii}. In this paper we have also estimated the eddy turbulent viscosity.

Mahendra K. Verma

1995-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Management of Solar Cells  

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a better thermal conductance and when ceramic particles areor ceramic fillers that enhances thermal conductivity. Solid

Saadah, Mohammed Ahmed

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma turbulence driven by transversely large-scale standing shear Alfven waves  

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Using two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations, we study generation of turbulence consisting of transversely small-scale dispersive Alfven and electrostatic waves when plasma is driven by a large-scale standing shear Alfven wave (LS-SAW). The standing wave is set up by reflecting a propagating LS-SAW. The ponderomotive force of the standing wave generates transversely large-scale density modifications consisting of density cavities and enhancements. The drifts of the charged particles driven by the ponderomotive force and those directly caused by the fields of the standing LS-SAW generate non-thermal features in the plasma. Parametric instabilities driven by the inherent plasma nonlinearities associated with the LS-SAW in combination with the non-thermal features generate small-scale electromagnetic and electrostatic waves, yielding a broad frequency spectrum ranging from below the source frequency of the LS-SAW to ion cyclotron and lower hybrid frequencies and beyond. The power spectrum of the turbulence has peaks at distinct perpendicular wave numbers (k{sub Up-Tack }) lying in the range d{sub e}{sup -1}-6d{sub e}{sup -1}, d{sub e} being the electron inertial length, suggesting non-local parametric decay from small to large k{sub Up-Tack }. The turbulence spectrum encompassing both electromagnetic and electrostatic fluctuations is also broadband in parallel wave number (k{sub ||}). In a standing-wave supported density cavity, the ratio of the perpendicular electric to magnetic field amplitude is R(k{sub Up-Tack }) = |E{sub Up-Tack }(k{sub Up-Tack })/|B{sub Up-Tack }(k{sub Up-Tack })| Much-Less-Than V{sub A} for k{sub Up-Tack }d{sub e} < 0.5, where V{sub A} is the Alfven velocity. The characteristic features of the broadband plasma turbulence are compared with those available from satellite observations in space plasmas.

Singh, Nagendra; Rao, Sathyanarayan [Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama 35899 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Feedback control of edge turbulence in a tokamak  

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An experiment on feedback control of edge turbulence has been undertaken on the KT-5C tokamak. The results indicate that the edge turbulence could be suppressed or enhanced depending on the phase shift of the feedback network. In a typical case of 90° phase shift feedback, the turbulence amplitudes of both T-tildee and ñe were reduced by about 25% when the gain of the feedback network was 15. Correspondingly the radial particle flux decreased to about 75% level of the background. Through bispectral analysis it is found that there exists a substantial nonlinear coupling between various modes comprised in edge turbulence, especially in the frequency range from about 10 kHz to 100 kHz, which contains the large part of the edge turbulence energy in KT-5C tokamak. In particular, by actively controlling the turbulence amplitude using feedback, a direct experimental evidence of the link between the nonlinear wave-wave coupling over the whole spectrum in turbulence, the saturated turbulence amplitude, and the radial particle flux was provided.

Zhai Kan; Wen Yi-zhi; Yu Chang-xuan; Liu Wan-dong; Wang Chao; Zhuang Ge; Xu Zhi-zhan

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DNS of Detonation Wave and Isotropic Turbulence Interaction  

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DNS of Detonation Wave and Isotropic Turbulence Interaction Hari Narayanan Nagarajan , Luca Massa A direct numerical simulation of detonation wave with compressible homogeneous isotropic turbulence is carried out with three different detonation Mach numbers to study the effect of detonation wave

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Detonation Turbulence Interaction L. Massa, M. Chauhan and F. Lu  

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Detonation Turbulence Interaction L. Massa, M. Chauhan and F. Lu This paper reports a numerical study on the effect of turbulence on the detonation wave properties. The analysis is based-mechanics equations in three dimensions to determine the fine-scale evolution. I. Introduction The detonation

Texas at Arlington, University of

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Center for Turbulence Research Annual Research Briefs 2012  

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and coal fueled combustors. The advantage offered by biomass fuel is that its carbon content has been extracted from the Earth's atmosphere and surface envi- ronment. The combustion of these materials/particle interaction, and turbulence/chemistry interaction. Although turbulence and chemistry interactions are expected

Wang, Wei

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Turbulence in global simulations of magnetized thin accretion discs  

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......profile are also evident in the space-time diagram of the Maxwell stress presented in Davis...question about the nature of MRI-driven MHD turbulence within accretion discs, namely...address the question of whether MRI-driven MHD turbulence within accretion discs is local......

Kris Beckwith; Philip J. Armitage; Jacob B. Simon

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluctuations of energy flux in wave turbulence Eric Falcon,1  

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Fluctuations of energy flux in wave turbulence ´Eric Falcon,1 S´ebastien Auma^itre,2 Claudio Falc gravity and capillary wave turbulence in a statistically stationary regime displays fluctuations much interactions transfer kinetic energy toward small scales where viscous dissipation takes place

Falcon, Eric

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Basic Properties of Compressible MHD Turbulence: Implications for Molecular Clouds  

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Recent advances in understanding of the basic properties of compressible Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence call for revisions of some of the generally accepted concepts. First, MHD turbulence is not so messy as it is usually believed. In fact, the notion of strong non-linear coupling of compressible and incompressible motions is not tenable. Alfven, slow and fast modes of MHD turbulence follow their own cascades and exhibit degrees of anisotropy consistent with theoretical expectations. Second, the fast decay of turbulence is not related to the compressibility of fluid. Rates of decay of compressible and incompressible motions are very similar. Third, viscosity by neutrals does not suppress MHD turbulence in a partially ionized gas. Instead, MHD turbulence develops magnetic cascade at scales below the scale at which neutrals damp ordinary hydrodynamic motions. The implications of those changes of MHD turbulence paradigm for molecular clouds require further studies. Those studies can benefit from testing of theoretical predictions using new statistical techniques that utilize spectroscopic data. We briefly discuss advances in development of tools using which the statistics of turbulent velocity can be recovered from observations.

A. Lazarian; J. Cho

2003-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Tidally Generated Turbulence over the Knight Inlet Sill  

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Very high turbulent dissipation rates (above ? = 10?4 W kg?1) were observed in the nonlinear internal lee waves that form each tide over a sill in Knight Inlet, British Columbia. This turbulence was due to both shear instabilities and the ...

Jody M. Klymak; Michael C. Gregg

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing Ocean Turbulence from Argo, Acoustic Doppler, and Simulation Data  

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. TurbSim models statistics at the height of a turbine hub (5m) well, but do not model coherent eventsCharacterizing Ocean Turbulence from Argo, Acoustic Doppler, and Simulation Data Katherine Mc Ocean Turbulence from Argo, Acoustic Doppler, and Simulation Data written by Katherine McCaffrey has

Fox-Kemper, Baylor

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Turbulence-Chemistry Interaction in Lean Premixed Hydrogen Combustion  

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Turbulence-Chemistry Interaction in Lean Premixed Hydrogen Combustion A. J. Aspden1,2 , M. S. Day2 between fuel consumption and heat release. Keywords: turbulent premixed combustion, low Mach number flow or hydrogen-rich mixtures obtained from gasi- fication of coal or biomass. These types of fuels provide clean

Bell, John B.

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Supersonic turbulent boundary layers with periodic mechanical non-equilibrium  

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. It was documented that proper roughness selection coupled with a sufficiently strong favorable pressure gradient produced regions of �negative� production in the transport of turbulent stress. This led to localized areas of significant turbulence stress...

Ekoto, Isaac Wesley

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Lagrangian tetrad dynamics and the phenomenology of turbulence Michael Chertkov  

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Lagrangian tetrad dynamics and the phenomenology of turbulence Michael Chertkov Department Jersey 07974 Received 23 September 1998; accepted 21 April 1999 A new phenomenological model of turbulent in the right direction one must rely on phenomenology. One reason for pursuing the modeling approach

Chertkov, Mikhael

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Neutrino oscillations in a turbulent plasma  

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A new model for the joint neutrino flavor and plasma oscillations is introduced, in terms of the dynamics of the neutrino flavor polarization vector in a plasma background. Fundamental solutions are found for both time-invariant and time-dependent media, considering slow and fast variations of the electron plasma density. The model is shown to be described by a generalized Hamiltonian formalism. In the case of a broad spectrum of electron plasma waves, a statistical approach indicates the shift of both equilibrium value and frequency oscillation of flavor coherence, due to the existence of a turbulent plasma background.

Mendonça, J. T. [Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, CEP 05508-090 Brazil and IPFN, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal)] [Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, CEP 05508-090 Brazil and IPFN, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Haas, F. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba PR, CEP 81531-990 (Brazil)] [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba PR, CEP 81531-990 (Brazil)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbulent flow of gas in fractures  

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. Permeability for Shale core, 20 - 40 mesh sandals . . ~ . . . ~ . ~ . ~ 39 Concentration of proppants vs. Turbulence factor for Shale core, 10 - 20 mesh sands. ~ ~ . , 40 Concentration of proppants vs. Permeability for Shale cox e, 10 - 20 mesh sands... in Figures g and 4. 10 H J K L M A ~e Steel tubings PlaBtlt! tubitlgi mnnumm Alloy A. Core Sample B. Pressure cell C ~ Flowmeter D. High pressure water reservoir E. Heise guage, 10, 000 psi F. Husks pump G. Hydraulic pump, 40, 000 psi H...

Koh, Wong In

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Visualizing Magneto-Rotational Instability and Turbulent Angular Momentum  

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Turbulent Angular Momentum Transport Turbulent Angular Momentum Transport Magneto-Rotational Instability and Turbulent Angular Momentum Transport hydroentropyvisit0400.s.x2005.png In space, gases and other matter often form swirling disks around attracting central objects such as newly formed stars. The presence of magnetic fields can cause the disks to become unstable and develop turbulence, causing the disk material to fall onto the central object. This project will carry out large-scale simulations to test theories on how turbulence can develop in such a scenario. These simulations may provide insights into magnetically caused instabilities being studied on a smaller scale in laboratory experiments. In this image volume rendering has been used to visualize the time evolution of hydrodynamic entropy. The color

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Mass dependency of turbulent parameters in stationary glow discharge plasmas  

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A direct current glow discharge tube is used to determine how mass changes the effects of certain turbulence characteristics in a weakly ionized gas. Helium, neon, argon, and krypton plasmas were created, and an axial magnetic field, varied from 0.0 to 550.0 Gauss, was used to enhance mass dependent properties of turbulence. From the power spectra of light emission variations associated with velocity fluctuations, determination of mass dependency on turbulent characteristic unstable modes, energy associated with turbulence, and the rate at which energy is transferred from scale to scale are measured. The magnetic field strength is found to be too weak to overcome particle diffusion to the walls to affect the turbulence in all four types of plasmas, though mass dependency is still detected. Though the total energy and the rate at which the energy moves between scales are mass invariant, the amplitude of the instability modes that characterize each plasma are dependent on mass.

Titus, J. B.; Alexander, A. B. [Florida A and M University, Tallahassee, Florida 32310 (United States)] [Florida A and M University, Tallahassee, Florida 32310 (United States); Wiggins, D. L. [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (United States)] [Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (United States); Johnson, J. A. III [Pyramid Plasmas LLC, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043 (United States)] [Pyramid Plasmas LLC, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043 (United States)

2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized universal instability: Transient linear amplification and subcritical turbulence  

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In this work we numerically demonstrate both significant transient (i.e. non-modal) linear amplification and sustained nonlinear turbulence in a kinetic plasma system with no unstable eigenmodes. The particular system considered is an electrostatic plasma slab with magnetic shear, kinetic electrons and ions, weak collisions, and a density gradient, but with no temperature gradient. In contrast to hydrodynamic examples of non-modal growth and subcritical turbulence, here there is no sheared flow in the equilibrium. Significant transient linear amplification is found when the magnetic shear and collisionality are weak. It is also demonstrated that nonlinear turbulence can be sustained if initialized at sufficient amplitude. We prove these two phenomena are related: when sustained turbulence occurs without unstable eigenmodes, states that are typical of the turbulence must yield transient linear amplification of the gyrokinetic free energy.

Landreman, Matt; Dorland, William

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The energetic coupling of scales in gyrokinetic plasma turbulence  

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In magnetized plasma turbulence, the couplings of perpendicular spatial scales that arise due to the nonlinear interactions are analyzed from the perspective of the free-energy exchanges. The plasmas considered here, with appropriate ion or electron adiabatic electro-neutrality responses, are described by the gyrokinetic formalism in a toroidal magnetic geometry. Turbulence develops due to the electrostatic fluctuations driven by temperature gradient instabilities, either ion temperature gradient (ITG) or electron temperature gradient (ETG). The analysis consists in decomposing the system into a series of scale structures, while accounting separately for contributions made by modes possessing special symmetries (e.g., the zonal flow modes). The interaction of these scales is analyzed using the energy transfer functions, including a forward and backward decomposition, scale fluxes, and locality functions. The comparison between the ITG and ETG cases shows that ETG turbulence has a more pronounced classical turbulent behavior, exhibiting a stronger energy cascade, with implications for gyrokinetic turbulence modeling.

Teaca, Bogdan, E-mail: bogdan.teaca@coventry.ac.uk [Applied Mathematics Research Centre, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB (United Kingdom); Max-Planck für Sonnensystemforschung, Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3, D-37077 Göttingen (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Max-Planck/Princeton Center for Plasma Physics (Germany); Navarro, Alejandro Bañón, E-mail: alejandro.banon.navarro@ipp.mpg.de [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Jenko, Frank, E-mail: frank.jenko@ipp.mpg.de [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Max-Planck/Princeton Center for Plasma Physics (Germany)

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reconnection events in two-dimensional Hall magnetohydrodynamic turbulence  

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The statistical study of magnetic reconnection events in two-dimensional turbulence has been performed by comparing numerical simulations of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and Hall magnetohydrodynamics (HMHD). The analysis reveals that the Hall term plays an important role in turbulence, in which magnetic islands simultaneously reconnect in a complex way. In particular, an increase of the Hall parameter, the ratio of ion skin depth to system size, broadens the distribution of reconnection rates relative to the MHD case. Moreover, in HMHD the local geometry of the reconnection region changes, manifesting bifurcated current sheets and quadrupolar magnetic field structures in analogy to laminar studies, leading locally to faster reconnection processes in this case of reconnection embedded in turbulence. This study supports the idea that the global rate of energy dissipation is controlled by the large scale turbulence, but suggests that the distribution of the reconnection rates within the turbulent system is sensitive to the microphysics at the reconnection sites.

Donato, S.; Servidio, S.; Carbone, V. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita della Calabria, I-87036 Cosenza (Italy); Dmitruk, P. [Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Fisica de Buenos Aires, CONICET, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Shay, M. A.; Matthaeus, W. H. [Bartol Research Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States); Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical models for spatial patterns of inertial particles in turbulence  

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The dynamics of particles suspended in turbulent flows is of fundamental importance for a wide range of questions in astrophysics, cloud physics, oceanography, and in technology. Laboratory experiments and direct numerical simulations have demonstrated that heavy particles respond in intricate ways to turbulent fluctuations of the carrying fluid: independent particles may cluster together and form spatial patterns even though the fluid is incompressible, and the relative speeds of nearby particles may fluctuate strongly. Both phenomena depend sensitively on the parameters of the system, affect collision rates and outcomes, and thus the long-term fate of the system. This is a hard problem to describe theoretically: the turbulence determines the particle paths, but at the same time the turbulent fluctuations encountered by a particle depend sensitively upon its path through the medium. In recent years it has become clear that important aspects of the particle dynamics in turbulence can be understood in terms of...

Gustavsson, K

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEATS: Thermal Energy Storage  

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HEATS Project: The 15 projects that make up ARPA-E’s HEATS program, short for “High Energy Advanced Thermal Storage,” seek to develop revolutionary, cost-effective ways to store thermal energy. HEATS focuses on 3 specific areas: 1) developing high-temperature solar thermal energy storage capable of cost-effectively delivering electricity around the clock and thermal energy storage for nuclear power plants capable of cost-effectively meeting peak demand, 2) creating synthetic fuel efficiently from sunlight by converting sunlight into heat, and 3) using thermal energy storage to improve the driving range of electric vehicles (EVs) and also enable thermal management of internal combustion engine vehicles.

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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Holographic thermalization patterns  

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We investigate the behaviour of various correlators in N=4 super Yang Mills theory, taking finite coupling corrections into account. In the thermal limit we investigate the flow of the quasinormal modes as a function of the 't Hooft coupling. Then by using a specific model of holographic thermalization we investigate the deviation of the spectral densities from their thermal limit in an out-of-equilibrium situation. The main focus lies on the thermalization pattern with which the various plasma constituents of different energies approach their final thermal distribution as the coupling constant decreases from the infinite coupling limit. All results point towards the weakening of the usual top down thermalization pattern.

Stefan Stricker

2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Holographic thermalization patterns  

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We investigate the behaviour of various correlators in N=4 super Yang Mills theory, taking finite coupling corrections into account. In the thermal limit we investigate the flow of the quasinormal modes as a function of the 't Hooft coupling. Then by using a specific model of holographic thermalization we investigate the deviation of the spectral densities from their thermal limit in an out-of-equilibrium situation. The main focus lies on the thermalization pattern with which the various plasma constituents of different energies approach their final thermal distribution as the coupling constant decreases from the infinite coupling limit. All results point towards the weakening of the usual top down thermalization pattern.

Stricker, Stefan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle transport in turbulent curved pipe flow  

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Direct numerical simulations (DNS) of particle-laden turbulent flow in straight, mildly curved and strongly bent pipes are performed in which the solid phase is modelled as small heavy spherical particles. The objective is to examine the effect of the curvature on particle transport and accumulation, in particular how the turbophoretic drift of the particles is affected by weak and strong secondary motions of the carrier phase and geometry-induced centrifugal forces. A total of seven populations of dilute particles with different Stokes numbers, one-way coupled with their carrier phase, are simulated. Even a slight non-zero curvature in the flow configuration shows a strong impact on the particle dynamics. Near-wall helicoidal particle streaks are observed in the curved configurations with their inclination varying with the strength of the secondary motion of the carrier phase. A reflection layer, as previously observed in particle laden turbulent S-shaped channels, is also apparent in the strongly curved pip...

Noorani, Azad; Brandt, Luca; Schlatter, Philipp

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Flame front geometry in premixed turbulent flames  

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Experimental and numerical determinations of flame front curvature and orientation in premixed turbulent flames are presented. The experimental data is obtained from planar, cross sectional images of stagnation point flames at high Damkoehler number. A direct numerical simulation of a constant energy flow is combined with a zero-thickness, constant density flame model to provide the numerical results. The computational domain is a 32{sup 3} cube with periodic boundary conditions. The two-dimensional curvature distributions of the experiments and numerical simulations compare well at similar q{prime}/S{sub L} values with means close to zero and marked negative skewness. At higher turbulence levels the simulations show that the distributions become symmetric about zero. These features are also found in the three dimensional distributions of curvature. The simulations support assumptions which make it possible to determine the mean direction cosines from the experimental data. This leads to a reduction of 12% in the estimated flame surface area density in the middle of the flame brush. 18 refs.

Shepherd, I.G. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Ashurst, W.T. (Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-thermal Plasma Chemistry Non-thermal Thermal  

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automotive industry optics biomedical technology environmental technology Plasma Technology Quote from: Pla-thermal Plasma Chemical Flow Reactor #12;Werner von Siemens ,, ... construction of an apparatus generation (1857) pollution control volatile organic components, NOx reforming, ... radiation sources excimer

Greifswald, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität

253

Thermal contact resistance  

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This work deals with phenomena of thermal resistance for metallic surfaces in contact. The main concern of the work is to develop reliable and practical methods for prediction of the thermal contact resistance for various ...

Mikic, B. B.

1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Solar Thermal Processes  

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The use of solar energy for desalination purposes was one of ... The process is based on the use of solar thermal energy to evaporate water, thus separating pure ... brine. In this chapter an overview of solar thermal

M.T. Chaibi; Ali M. El-Nashar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Thermal Neutron Scattering  

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... of its title. It is not for the nuclear physicist, nor even for the neutron physicist, but for the student of solids and liquids. "Thermal ... physicist, but for the student of solids and liquids. "Thermal neutron ...

G. E. BACON

1968-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

256

Study of Emission TurbulenceRadiation Interaction in Hypersonic Boundary Layers  

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Study of Emission Turbulence­Radiation Interaction in Hypersonic Boundary Layers L. Duan and M. P of emission turbulence­radiation interaction in hypersonic turbulent boundary layers, representative interaction between turbulence and emission at the hypersonic environment under investigation. An explanation

Martín, Pino

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On Measuring the Terms of the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Budget from an AUV LOUIS GOODMAN  

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of production of turbulent kinetic energy (TKE). Heat flux is obtained by correlating the vertical velocityOn Measuring the Terms of the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Budget from an AUV LOUIS GOODMAN School of the steady-state, homogeneous turbulent kinetic energy budgets are obtained from mea- surements of turbulence

Goodman, Louis

258

COLLISIONLESS DAMPING AT ELECTRON SCALES IN SOLAR WIND TURBULENCE  

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The dissipation of turbulence in the weakly collisional solar wind plasma is governed by unknown kinetic mechanisms. Two candidates have been suggested to play an important role in the dissipation, collisionless damping via wave-particle interactions and dissipation in small-scale current sheets. High resolution spacecraft measurements of the turbulent magnetic energy spectrum provide important constraints on the dissipation mechanism. The limitations of popular fluid and hybrid numerical schemes for simulation of the dissipation of solar wind turbulence are discussed, and instead a three-dimensional kinetic approach is recommended. We present a three-dimensional nonlinear gyrokinetic simulation of solar wind turbulence at electron scales that quantitatively reproduces the exponential form of the turbulent magnetic energy spectrum measured in the solar wind. A weakened cascade model that accounts for nonlocal interactions and collisionless Landau damping also quantitatively agrees with the observed exponential form. These results establish that a turbulent cascade of kinetic Alfven waves that is terminated by collisionless Landau damping is sufficient to explain the observed magnetic energy spectrum in the dissipation range of solar wind turbulence.

TenBarge, J. M.; Howes, G. G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 (United States); Dorland, W., E-mail: jason-tenbarge@uiowa.edu [Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MA 20742-3511 (United States)

2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

259

Thermal neutron detection system  

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According to the present invention, a system for measuring a thermal neutron emission from a neutron source, has a reflector/moderator proximate the neutron source that reflects and moderates neutrons from the neutron source. The reflector/moderator further directs thermal neutrons toward an unmoderated thermal neutron detector.

Peurrung, Anthony J. (Richland, WA); Stromswold, David C. (West Richland, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Thermal Performance Benchmarking (Presentation)  

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This project will benchmark the thermal characteristics of automotive power electronics and electric motor thermal management systems. Recent vehicle systems will be benchmarked to establish baseline metrics, evaluate advantages and disadvantages of different thermal management systems, and identify areas of improvement to advance the state-of-the-art.

Moreno, G.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Multiwavelength Thermal Emission  

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Multiwavelength Astronomy NASA #12;Thermal Emission #12;Thermal Emission Non-thermal p-p collisions Optical IR Radio/ Microwave sources of emission massive stars, WHIM, Ly many dust, cool objects-ray ~GeV Gamma-ray ~TeV sources of emission AGN, clusters, SNR, binaries, stars AGN (obscured), shocks

California at Santa Cruz, University of

262

Intermittent Turbulence in the Very Stable Ekman Layer  

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INTERMITTENT TURBULENCE IN THE VERY STABLE EKMAN LAYER This study describes a Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of a very stable Ekman layer in which a constant downward heat flux is applied at the lower boundary, thus cooling the fluid above. Numerical experiments were performed in which the strength of the imposed heat flux was varied. For downward heat fluxes above a certain critical value the turbulence becomes intermittent and, as the heat flux increases beyond this value, the flow tends to relaminarize because of the very strong ambient stratification. We adopt Mahrt?s (1999) definition of the very stable boundary layer as a boundary layer in which intermittent, rather than continuous turbulence, is observed. Numerical experiments were used to test various hypothesis of where in ?stability parameter space? the very stable boundary layer is found. These experiments support the findings of Howell and Sun (1999) that the boundary layer will exhibit intermittency and therefore be categorized as ?very stable?, when the stability parameter, z/L, exceeds unity. Another marker for the very stable boundary layer, Derbyshire?s (1990) maximum heat flux criterion, was also examined. Using a case study drawn from the simulations where turbulence intermittency was observed, the mechanism that causes the intermittence was investigated. It was found that patchy turbulence originates from a vigorous inflectional, Ekman-like instability -- a roll cell -- that lifts colder air over warmer air. The resulting convective instability causes an intense burst of turbulence. This turbulence is short-lived because the lifting motion of the roll cell, as well as the roll cell itself, is partially destroyed after the patchy turbulence is generated. Examples of intermittent turbulence obtained from the simulations appear to be consistent with observations of intermittency even though the Reynolds number of the DNS is relatively low (400).

Barnard, James C.

2001-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Coherent Structures in Turbulent Flows: Experimental Studies on the Turbulence of Multiphase Plumes and Tidal Vortices  

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Akker 1999), and ocean CO2 sequestration (Adams and Wannamaker 2005; Adams and Wannamaker 2006). In particular, ocean CO2 sequestration has been noted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its 2005 special report on Carbon Dioxide... for direct carbon sequestration in the oceans have been considered as a means to mitigate the effects on global warming of burning fossil fuels. While the concept of CO2 sequestration is promising, the turbulent structures in multiphase plumes...

Bryant, Duncan Burnette

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

264

Nonlinear Cascades in Two-Dimensional Turbulent Magnetoconvection  

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The dynamics of spectral transport in two-dimensional turbulent convection of electrically conducting fluids is studied by means of direct numerical simulations in the frame of the magnetohydrodynamic Boussinesq approximation. The system performs quasioscillations between two different regimes of small-scale turbulence: one dominated by nonlinear magnetohydrodynamic interactions; the other governed by buoyancy forces. The self-excited change of turbulent states is reported here for the first time. The process is controlled by the ideal invariant cross helicity, H{sup C}=SdSv{center_dot}b. The observations are explained by the interplay of convective driving with the nonlinear spectral transfer of total magnetohydrodynamic energy and cross helicity.

Skandera, Dan; Mueller, Wolf-Christian [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, 85748 Garching (Germany)

2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

265

Theoretical analysis of quantum ghost imaging through turbulence  

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Atmospheric turbulence generally affects the resolution and visibility of an image in long-distance imaging. In a recent quantum ghost imaging experiment [P. B. Dixon et al., Phys. Rev. A 83, 051803 (2011)], it was found that the effect of the turbulence can nevertheless be mitigated under certain conditions. This paper gives a detailed theoretical analysis to the setup and results reported in the experiment. Entangled photons with a finite correlation area and a turbulence model beyond the phase screen approximation are considered.

Chan, Kam Wai Clifford [Rochester Optical Manufacturing Company, 1260 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, New York 14606 (United States); Simon, D. S.; Sergienko, A. V. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States); Hardy, Nicholas D.; Shapiro, Jeffrey H. [Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Dixon, P. Ben; Howland, Gregory A.; Howell, John C.; Eberly, Joseph H. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States); O'Sullivan, Malcolm N.; Rodenburg, Brandon [Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States); Boyd, Robert W. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States); Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 (Canada)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

266

Energy spectra of strongly stratified and rotating turbulence  

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Turbulence under strong stratification and rotation is usually characterized as quasi-two-dimensional turbulence. We develop a “quasi-two-dimensional” energy spectrum which changes smoothly between the Kolmogorov -53 law (no stratification), the -2 scalings of Zhou [Phys. Fluids 7, 2092 (1995)] for the case of strong rotation, as well as the -2 scalings for the case of strong rotation and stratification. For strongly stratified turbulence, the model may give the -2 scaling predicted by Herring [Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 38, 106 1988], and the -53 scaling indicated by some mesoscale observations.

Alex Mahalov; Basil Nicolaenko; Ye Zhou

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

An h-adaptive finite element method for turbulent heat transfer  

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A two-equation turbulence closure model (k-{omega}) using an h-adaptive grid technique and finite element method (FEM) has been developed to simulate low Mach flow and heat transfer. These flows are applicable to many flows in engineering and environmental sciences. Of particular interest in the engineering modeling areas are: combustion, solidification, and heat exchanger design. Flows for indoor air quality modeling and atmospheric pollution transport are typical types of environmental flows modeled with this method. The numerical method is based on a hybrid finite element model using an equal-order projection process. The model includes thermal and species transport, localized mesh refinement (h-adaptive) and Petrov-Galerkin weighting for the stabilizing the advection. This work develops the continuum model of a two-equation turbulence closure method. The fractional step solution method is stated along with the h-adaptive grid method (Carrington and Pepper, 2002). Solutions are presented for 2d flow over a backward-facing step.

Carriington, David B [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Effects of turbulence and rotation on protostar formation as a precursor to seed black holes  

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Context. The seeds of the first supermassive black holes may result from the direct collapse of hot primordial gas in $\\gtrsim 10^4$ K haloes, forming a supermassive or quasi-star as an intermediate stage. Aims. We explore the formation of a protostar resulting from the collapse of primordial gas in the presence of a strong Lyman-Werner radiation background. Particularly, we investigate the impact of turbulence and rotation on the fragmentation behaviour of the gas cloud. We accomplish this goal by varying the initial turbulent and rotational velocities. Methods. We have performed 3D adaptive mesh refinement simulations with a resolution of 64 cells per Jeans length using the ENZO code, simulating the formation of a protostar up to unprecedented high central densities of $10^{21}$ cm$^{-3}$, and spatial scales of a few solar radii. To achieve this goal, we have employed the KROME package to improve the modelling of the chemical and thermal processes. Results. We find that the physical properties of the simula...

Van Borm, C; Latif, M A; Schleicher, D R G; Spaans, M; Grassi, T

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Nonextensive statistical dynamics applied to wall turbulence  

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We apply a formalism of nonextensive statistical mechanics to experimental wall turbulence data, for the first time to our knowledge. Wind tunnel data for velocity differences a streamwise distance $r$ apart are compared to the prediction from theory as developed by Beck. The simplest theory, in which all free parameters are removed, is found to reproduce statistics for the wall-normal velocity component remarkably well, even for $r$ well beyond the corresponding integral scale, while the corresponding description of the streamwise velocity fluctuations is reasonable at separations below the integral scale. A least-squares 2-parameter fit is performed, and the dependence of the optimum parameter values on wall separation and $r$ is analysed. Both parameters are found to be approximately independent of wall-separation in the logarithmic sub-layer.

Simen Å Ellingsen; Per-Åge Krogstad

2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

270

Instanton calculus in shell models of turbulence  

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It has been shown recently that the intermittency of the Gledzer-Ohkitani-Yamada (GOY) shell model of turbulence has to be related to singular structures whose dynamics in the inertial range includes interactions with a background of fluctuations. In this paper we propose a statistical theory of these objects by modeling the incoherent background as a Gaussian white-noise forcing of small strength ?. A general scheme is developed for constructing instantons in spatially discrete dynamical systems and the Cramér function governing the probability distribution of effective singularities of exponent z is computed up to first order in a semiclassical expansion in powers of ?. The resulting predictions are compared with the statistics of coherent structures deduced from full simulations of the GOY model at very high Reynolds numbers.

Isabelle Daumont; Thierry Dombre; Jean-Louis Gilson

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Kinetic Effects on Turbulence Driven by the Magnetorotational Instability in Black Hole Accretion  

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Magnetorotational Instability (MRI), the instability causing turbulent transport in accretion disks, is studied in the kinetic regime. Radiatively Inefficient Accretion Flows (RIAFs), like the one around the supermassive black hole in the center of our Galaxy, are believed to be collisionless. Kinetic MHD formalism, based on the moments of the Vlasov equation, is used for linear analysis and nonlinear simulations. ZEUS MHD code is modified to include key kinetic MHD terms: anisotropic pressure tensor and anisotropic thermal conduction. Simulations use the local shearing box approximation. Pressure anisotropy is created, because of the adiabatic invariance ($\\mu=p_\\perp/B$), as magnetic field is amplified by the MRI. Larmor radius scale instabilities--mirror, ion-cyclotron, and firehose--are excited at large pressure anisotropy. Pressure isotropization due to pitch angle scattering by these instabilities is included as a subgrid model. A key result of the kinetic MHD simulations is that the anisotropic (viscous) stress can be as large as the Maxwell stress. A new numerical method to simulate anisotropic thermal conduction with large temperature gradients is suggested. Simple tests show that the centered differencing of anisotropic thermal conduction can result in heat flowing from lower to higher temperatures, giving rise to negative temperatures. Limiting of transverse temperature gradients does not accentuate temperature extrema.

Prateek Sharma

2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

272

Thermal Insulation in Solar Thermal Devices  

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Thermal Insulation is a device or a practice which is used in a system for minimising heat losses caused due to transfer of heat from hotter to colder regions. It is one of the cheapest methods of energy conse...

B. C. Raychaudhuri

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Quantitative imaging of turbulent and reacting flows  

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Quantitative digital imaging, using planar laser light scattering techniques is being developed for the analysis of turbulent and reacting flows. Quantitative image data, implying both a direct relation to flowfield variables as well as sufficient signal and spatial dynamic range, can be readily processed to yield two-dimensional distributions of flowfield scalars and in turn two-dimensional images of gradients and turbulence scales. Much of the development of imaging techniques to date has concentrated on understanding the requisite molecular spectroscopy and collision dynamics to be able to determine how flowfield variable information is encoded into the measured signal. From this standpoint the image is seen as a collection of single point measurements. The present effort aims at realizing necessary improvements in signal and spatial dynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio and spatial resolution in the imaging system as well as developing excitation/detection strategies which provide for a quantitative measure of particular flowfield scalars. The standard camera used for the study is an intensified CCD array operated in a conventional video format. The design of the system was based on detailed modeling of signal and image transfer properties of fast UV imaging lenses, image intensifiers and CCD detector arrays. While this system is suitable for direct scalar imaging, derived quantities (e.g. temperature or velocity images) require an exceptionally wide dynamic range imaging detector. To apply these diagnostics to reacting flows also requires a very fast shuttered camera. The authors have developed and successfully tested a new type of gated low-light level detector. This system relies on fast switching of proximity focused image-diode which is direct fiber-optic coupled to a cooled CCD array. Tests on this new detector show significant improvements in detection limit, dynamic range and spatial resolution as compared to microchannel plate intensified arrays.

Paul, P.H. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Petascale Simulations of Inhomogeneous Alfven Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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A snapshot of turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole that expands from a small patch on the solar surface to 5 solar radii A snapshot of turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole that expands from a small patch on the solar surface to 5 solar radii A snapshot of turbulent magnetic field lines (red) inside a coronal hole that expands from a small patch on the solar surface to 5 solar radii. Alfven waves (AW), launched by convective motions on the photosphere, propagate in the inhomogeneous Solar atmosphere producing primary reflected waves that interact non-linearly with the outward waves, driving a turbulent cascade. This cascade continues with secondary reflections in a very complex interplay between wave reflections and nonlinear interactions. Selected slices across the simulation domain show contours of plasma current, indicating the generation of small scale structures where the

275

A numerical investigation of collisionality and turbulent transport  

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An investigation of collisionality's role in turbulent transport in magnetized plasma using the GS2 gyrokinetic simulation software is presented. The investigation consists of three parts, conducted by way of numerical ...

Lindsey, Martin L., S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Turbulent Transport Reduction by Zonal Flows: Massively Parallel Simulations  

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...University, Post Office Box 451,-Princeton, NJ 08543,-USA. * To whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: zlin@pppl.gov Turbulence shear suppression by E -B flows (plasma flows induced by an electric field perpendicular to a magnetic field...

Z. Lin; T. S. Hahm; W. W. Lee; W. M. Tang; R. B. White

1998-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

277

Behavior of buoyant moist plumes in turbulent atmospheres  

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A widely applicable computational model of buoyant moist plumes in turbulent atmospheres has been constructed. To achieve this a one dimensional Planetary Boundary Layer (P.B.L.) model has been developed to account for ...

Hamza, Redouane

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Alfven Wave Turbulence and Perpendicular Ion Temperatures in Coronal Holes  

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Low-frequency Alfven-wave turbulence causes ion trajectories to become chaotic, or "stochastic," when the turbulence amplitude is sufficiently large. Stochastic orbits enable ions to absorb energy from the turbulence, increasing the perpendicular ion temperature even when the fluctuation frequencies are too small for a cyclotron resonance to occur. In this paper, an analytic expression for the stochastic heating rate is used in conjunction with an observationally constrained turbulence model to obtain an analytic formula for the perpendicular ion temperature as a function of heliocentric distance r, ion mass, and ion charge in coronal holes for values of r between 2 and 15 solar radii (Rs). The resulting temperature profiles provide a good fit to observations of protons and OVI ions at 2Rs heating also offers a natural explanation for several detailed features of the UVCS observations, including the preferential and anisotropic h...

Chandran, Benjamin D G

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Calibration of NASA Turbulent Air Motion Measurement System  

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A turbulent air motion measurement system (TAMMS) was integrated onboard the Lockheed 188 Electra airplane (designated NASA 429) based at the Wallops Flight Facility in support of the NASA role in global tropospheric research. The system provides air ...

Barrick John D. W.; Ritter John A.; Watson Catherine E.; Wynkoop Mark W.; Quinn John K.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Magnetohydrodynamic lattice Boltzmann simulations of turbulence and rectangular jet flow  

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relaxation time (SRT) parameter for the Maxwell’s stress tensor is developed for this study. In the MHD homogeneous turbulence studies, the kinetic/magnetic energy and enstrophy decays, kinetic enstrophy evolution, and vorticity alignment with the strain...

Riley, Benjamin Matthew

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Atmospheric and Wake Turbulence Impacts on Wind Turbine Fatigue Loadings  

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Large-eddy simulations of atmospheric boundary layers under various stability and surface roughness conditions are performed to investigate the turbulence impact on wind turbines. In particular, the aeroelastic responses of the turbines are studied to characterize the fatigue loading of the turbulence present in the boundary layer and in the wake of the turbines. Two utility-scale 5-MW turbines that are separated by seven rotor diameters are placed in a 3 km by 3 km by 1 km domain. They are subjected to atmospheric turbulent boundary layer flow and data is collected on the structural response of the turbine components. The surface roughness was found to increase the fatigue loads while the atmospheric instability had a small influence. Furthermore, the downstream turbines yielded higher fatigue loads indicating that the turbulent wakes generated from the upstream turbines have significant impact.

Lee, S.; Churchfield, M.; Moriarty, P.; Jonkman, J.; Michalakes, J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Turbulent kinetic energy balance as a tool for estimating vertical ...  

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Based on microstructure measurements in a simply shaped lake basin, the sources of ... Comparison with turbulent kinetic energy balances, performed in five other lakes, ...... pation (PB) is everywhere the same per unit area of sediment

1910-00-90T23:59:59.000Z

283

Influence of Microscale Turbulent Droplet Clustering on Radar Cloud Observations  

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This study investigates the influence of microscale turbulent clustering of cloud droplets on the radar reflectivity factor and proposes a new parameterization to account for it. A three-dimensional direct numerical simulation of particle-laden ...

Keigo Matsuda; Ryo Onishi; Masaaki Hirahara; Ryoichi Kurose; Keiko Takahashi; Satoru Komori

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Turbulence Patch Identification in Potential Density or Temperature Profiles  

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The Thorpe analysis is a recognized method used to identify and characterize turbulent regions within stably stratified fluids. By comparing an observed profile of potential temperature or potential density to a reference profile obtained by ...

Richard Wilson; Hubert Luce; Francis Dalaudier; Jacques Lefrère

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Abnormal heart rate turbulence predicts the initiation of ventricular arrhythmias  

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atrial pacing with onset heart rate = 99 beats/min. (C)Thonet G, Vesin J-M, et al. Heart rate dynamics at the on-M, Barthel P, et al. Heart-rate turbulence after ventricular

Iwasa, Atsushi; Hwa, Michael; Hassankhani, Alborz; Liu, Taylor; Narayan, Sanjiv M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Tokamak_turbulence3.pptx  

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Fusion Energy Sciences Aug. 3-4, 2010, Washington DC g , , g Plasma Turbulence and Transport C.S. Chang a) , J. Candy b) , S. Ethier/W. Wang c) , and Z. Lin d) a) Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York U. b) G l At i b) General Atomics c) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton U. d) U. California, Irvine Introduction * Tokamak confinement in the low confinement mode (L- mode) is dominated by turbulent transport. ) y p * In the high confinement mode (H-mode), the ion turbulent transport is subdued, at least, in some layers (internal and edge transport barriers); and the magnetic curvature edge transport barriers); and the magnetic curvature- driven neoclassical transport determines the ion confinement. * Electron transport is found to be always turbulent. * Toroidal rotation appears to be generated/transported by

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Similarity solutions and applications to turbulent upward flame spread on noncharring materials  

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The primary achievement in this work has been the discovery that turbulent upward flame spread on noncharring materials (for pyrolysis lengths less than 1.8m) can be directly predicted by using measurable flammability parameters. These parameters are: a characteristic length scale which is proportional to a turbulent combustion and mixing related length scale parameter ({dot q}{double_prime}{sub net}({Delta}H{sub c}/{Delta}H{sub v})){sup 2}, a pyrolysis or ignition time {tau}{sub p}, and a parameter which determines the transient pyrolysis history of a non-charring material: {lambda} = L/c{Delta}T{sub p} = ratio of the latent heat to the sensible heat of the pyrolysis temperature of the material. In the length scale parameter, {dot q}{double_prime}{sub net} is the total net heat flux from the flames to the wall (i.e., total heat flux minus reradiation losses), {Delta}H{sub c} is the heat of combustion and {Delta}H{sub v} is an effective heat of gasification for the material. The pyrolysis or ignition time depends (for thermally thick conditions) on the material thermal inertia, the pyrolysis temperature, and the total heat flux from the flames to the wall, {dot q}{double_prime}{sub fw}. The present discovery was made possible by using both a numerical simulation, developed earlier, and exact similarity solutions, which are developed in this work. The predictions of the analysis have been validated by comparison with upward flame spread experiments on PMMA.

Delichatsios, M.A.; Delichatsios, M.; Chen, Y. [Factory Mutual Research Corporation, Norwood, MA (United States)] [Factory Mutual Research Corporation, Norwood, MA (United States); Hasemi, Y. [Ministry of Construction, Tsukuba (Japan). Building Research Inst.] [Ministry of Construction, Tsukuba (Japan). Building Research Inst.

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Understanding and predicting soot generation in turbulent non-premixed jet flames.  

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This report documents the results of a project funded by DoD's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) on the science behind development of predictive models for soot emission from gas turbine engines. Measurements of soot formation were performed in laminar flat premixed flames and turbulent non-premixed jet flames at 1 atm pressure and in turbulent liquid spray flames under representative conditions for takeoff in a gas turbine engine. The laminar flames and open jet flames used both ethylene and a prevaporized JP-8 surrogate fuel composed of n-dodecane and m-xylene. The pressurized turbulent jet flame measurements used the JP-8 surrogate fuel and compared its combustion and sooting characteristics to a world-average JP-8 fuel sample. The pressurized jet flame measurements demonstrated that the surrogate was representative of JP-8, with a somewhat higher tendency to soot formation. The premixed flame measurements revealed that flame temperature has a strong impact on the rate of soot nucleation and particle coagulation, but little sensitivity in the overall trends was found with different fuels. An extensive array of non-intrusive optical and laser-based measurements was performed in turbulent non-premixed jet flames established on specially designed piloted burners. Soot concentration data was collected throughout the flames, together with instantaneous images showing the relationship between soot and the OH radical and soot and PAH. A detailed chemical kinetic mechanism for ethylene combustion, including fuel-rich chemistry and benzene formation steps, was compiled, validated, and reduced. The reduced ethylene mechanism was incorporated into a high-fidelity LES code, together with a moment-based soot model and models for thermal radiation, to evaluate the ability of the chemistry and soot models to predict soot formation in the jet diffusion flame. The LES results highlight the importance of including an optically-thick radiation model to accurately predict gas temperatures and thus soot formation rates. When including such a radiation model, the LES model predicts mean soot concentrations within 30% in the ethylene jet flame.

Wang, Hai (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA); Kook, Sanghoon; Doom, Jeffrey; Oefelein, Joseph Charles; Zhang, Jiayao; Shaddix, Christopher R.; Schefer, Robert W.; Pickett, Lyle M.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Turbulent transport across shear layers in magnetically confined plasmas  

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Shear layers modify the turbulence in diverse ways and do not only suppress it. A spatial-temporal investigation of gyrofluid simulations in comparison with experiments allows to identify further details of the transport process across shear layers. Blobs in and outside a shear layer merge, thereby exchange particles and heat and subsequently break up. Via this mechanism particles and heat are transported radially across shear layers. Turbulence spreading is the immanent mechanism behind this process.

Nold, B.; Ramisch, M. [Institut für Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik und Plasmatechnologie, Universität Stuttgart, D-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Manz, P.; Birkenmeier, G. [Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str.1, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Ribeiro, T. T.; Müller, H. W.; Scott, B. D. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Fuchert, G. [IJL, Université de Lorraine, CNRS (UMR 7198), BP 40239 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (France); Stroth, U. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching (Germany); Physik-Department E28, Technische Universität München, James-Franck-Str.1, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

290

Low-altitude atmospheric turbulence around an airport  

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speed and the average wind speed computed over an entire run (approximately 1 hr). iv Profiles of wind speed were approximately logarithmic, but profiles of turbulent energy showed a large increase in the wake of large obstructions. Spectra of wind... from u 30-sec averages 56 57 28 Spectra of accelerometer and wind data for same period 59 LIST OF SYMBOLS Symbol Definition Exchange coefficient for momentum Height Time Kinetic energy Average kinetic energy of turbulence u' + v'2 + w' (' 2...

Cass, Stanley Dale

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

291

Statistics of turbulence via polarimetry: alignment of grains and atoms  

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Most astrophysical fluids are turbulent and magnetized. Fluctuations of polarization provide a promising way to study astrophysical magnetic turbulence. We discuss polarization that arises from grains and atoms aligned in respect to magnetic field, describe the processes of alignment, explain when the alignment reflects the direction of magnetic field. We show that temporal fluctuations of interplanetary magnetic field can be studied using aligned sodium atoms.

A. Lazarian; Huirong Yan

2005-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

292

The dynamics of interacting nonlinearities governing long wavelength driftwave turbulence  

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Because of the ubiquitous nature of turbulence and the vast array of different systems which have turbulent solutions, the study of turbulence is an area of active research. Much present day understanding of turbulence is rooted in the well established properties of homogeneous Navier-Stokes turbulence, which, due to its relative simplicity, allows for approximate analytic solutions. This work examines a group of turbulent systems with marked differences from Navier-Stokes turbulence, and attempts to quantify some of their properties. This group of systems represents a variety of drift wave fluctuations believed to be of fundamental importance in laboratory fusion devices. From extensive simulation of simple local fluid models of long wavelength drift wave turbulence in tokamaks, a reasonably complete picture of the basic properties of spectral transfer and saturation has emerged. These studies indicate that many conventional notions concerning directions of cascades, locality and isotropy of transfer, frequencies of fluctuations, and stationarity of saturation are not valid for moderate to long wavelengths. In particular, spectral energy transfer at long wavelengths is dominated by the E {times} B nonlinearity, which carries energy to short scale in a manner that is highly nonlocal and anisotropic. In marked contrast to the canonical self-similar cascade dynamics of Kolmogorov, energy is efficiently passed between modes separated by the entire spectrum range in a correlation time. At short wavelengths, transfer is dominated by the polarization drift nonlinearity. While the standard dual cascade applies in this subrange, it is found that finite spectrum size can produce cascades that are reverse directed and are nonconservative in enstrophy and energy similarity ranges. In regions where both nonlinearities are important, cross-coupling between the nolinearities gives rise to large no frequency shifts as well as changes in the spectral dynamics.

Newman, D.E.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Coastal Microstructure: From Active Overturn to Fossil Turbulence  

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.................................................................................... 33 Figure 10. Front view of the sensor package installed on MSS profiler including two shear probes, micro-temperature, micro-conductivity, accurate- temperature, accurate-conductivity, acceleration, turbidity, and depth sensors... frequently used in oceanography. A very important characteristic of turbulence is that it produces highly persistent, irreversible effects in a variety of hydro-physical fields. Linear waves come and go without leaving any trace, but turbulence...

Leung, Pak Tao

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

294

Literature Review of Airflow Fluid Characteristics and their Impact on Human Thermal Comfort  

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adaptability to the environment among natural ventilated building [1-3, 13]. Based on this conclusion, if passive or mechanical method can be used to create a stimulating natural environment in building space, environment suited for human physiological... were important factors to influence thermal comfort and the airflow at the frequency range of 0.3-0.5Hz is the most sensitive to cause draught. In 2000, Xia[9] systematically studied the influence of turbulence intensity and frequency of fluctuant...

Zhao, R.; Zhang, Y.; Yu, N.; Di, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

GYROKINETIC PARTICLE SIMULATION OF TURBULENT TRANSPORT IN BURNING PLASMAS  

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The SciDAC project at the IFS advanced the state of high performance computing for turbulent structures and turbulent transport. The team project with Prof Zhihong Lin [PI] at Univ California Irvine produced new understanding of the turbulent electron transport. The simulations were performed at the Texas Advanced Computer Center TACC and the NERSC facility by Wendell Horton, Lee Leonard and the IFS Graduate Students working in that group. The research included a Validation of the electron turbulent transport code using the data from a steady state university experiment at the University of Columbia in which detailed probe measurements of the turbulence in steady state were used for wide range of temperature gradients to compare with the simulation data. These results were published in a joint paper with Texas graduate student Dr. Xiangrong Fu using the work in his PhD dissertation. X.R. Fu, W. Horton, Y. Xiao, Z. Lin, A.K. Sen and V. Sokolov, “Validation of electron Temperature gradient turbulence in the Columbia Linear Machine, Phys. Plasmas 19, 032303 (2012).

Horton, Claude Wendell

2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

296

Wave turbulence revisited: Where does the energy flow?  

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Turbulence in a system of nonlinearly interacting waves is referred to as wave turbulence. It has been known since seminal work by Kolmogorov, that turbulent dynamics is controlled by a directional energy flux through the wavelength scales. We demonstrate that an energy cascade in wave turbulence can be bi-directional, that is, can simultaneously flow towards large and small wavelength scales from the pumping scales at which it is injected. This observation is in sharp contrast to existing experiments and wave turbulence theory where the energy flux only flows in one direction. We demonstrate that the bi-directional energy cascade changes the energy budget in the system and leads to formation of large-scale, large-amplitude waves similar to oceanic rogue waves. To study surface wave turbulence, we took advantage of capillary waves on a free, weakly charged surface of superfluid helium He-II at temperature 1.7K. Although He-II demonstrates non-classical thermomechanical effects and quantized vorticity, waves on its surface are identical to those on a classical Newtonian fluid with extremely low viscosity. The possibility of directly driving a charged surface by an oscillating electric field and the low viscosity of He-II have allowed us to isolate the surface dynamics and study nonlinear surface waves in a range of frequencies much wider than in experiments with classical fluids.

L. V. Abdurakhimov; I. A. Remizov; A. A. Levchenko; G. V. Kolmakov; Y. V. Lvov

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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SYMPOSIUM ON TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION - SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM TO BRING TOGETHER TOP RESEARCHERS IN THE FIELDS OF FLUID TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION TO PROMOTE ADVANCES IN TURBULENT, REACTING FLOWS  

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A Symposium on Turbulence and Combustion was held at Cornell University on August 3-4, 2009. The overall goal of the Symposium was to promote future advances in the study of turbulence and combustion, through an unique forum intended to foster interactions between leading members of these two research communities. The Symposium program consisted of twelve invited lectures given by world-class experts in these fields, two poster sessions consisting of nearly 50 presentations, an open forum, and other informal activities designed to foster discussion. Topics covered in the lectures included turbulent dispersion, wall-bounded flows, mixing, finite-rate chemistry, and others, using experiment, modeling, and computations, and included perspectives from an international community of leading researchers from academia, national laboratories, and industry.

Caughey, David

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

298

Thermal comfort during surgery  

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THERMAL COMFORT DURING SURGERY A Thesis by DAVID HAROLD MANNING Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1978 Major Subject: Industrial... Engineering THERMAL COMFORT DURING SURGERY A Thesis by DAVID HAROLD MANNING Approved as to style and content by: airman of C it ee Head of Department Member Me er December 1978 ABSTRACT Thermal Comfort During Surgery (December 1978) David Harold...

Manning, David Harold

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

TURBULENT MIXING AND LAYER FORMATION IN DOUBLE-DIFFUSIVE CONVECTION: THREE-DIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS AND THEORY  

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Double-diffusive convection, often referred to as semi-convection in astrophysics, occurs in thermally and compositionally stratified systems which are stable according to the Ledoux criterion but unstable according to the Schwarzschild criterion. This process has been given relatively little attention so far, and its properties remain poorly constrained. In this paper, we present and analyze a set of three-dimensional simulations of this phenomenon in a Cartesian domain under the Boussinesq approximation. We find that in some cases the double-diffusive convection saturates into a state of homogeneous turbulence, but with turbulent fluxes several orders of magnitude smaller than those expected from direct overturning convection. In other cases, the system rapidly and spontaneously develops closely packed thermo-compositional layers, which later successively merge until a single layer is left. We compare the output of our simulations with an existing theory of layer formation in the oceanographic context and find very good agreement between the model and our results. The thermal and compositional mixing rates increase significantly during layer formation and increase even further with each merger. We find that the heat flux through the staircase is a simple function of the layer height. We conclude by proposing a new approach to studying transport by double-diffusive convection in astrophysics.

Rosenblum, E. [Department of Physics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, NY 11794 (United States); Garaud, P.; Traxler, A. [Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Stellmach, S. [Institut fuer Geophysik, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Muenster D-48149 (Germany)

2011-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

300

Cyprinid swimming behaviour in response to turbulent flow  

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Turbulence is a complex phenomenon which commonly occurs in river and fishway flows. It is a difficult subject to study, especially biologically, yet turbulence may affect fish movements and fish passage efficiency. Studies on quantifying fish responses to turbulence, particularly within fishways, are lacking. This study investigated the swimming behaviour of 140 adult Iberian barbel (Luciobarbus bocagei) of two size-classes (small fish: 15 ? TL pool-type fishway: (i) offset orifices, (ii) straight orifices and (iii) straight orifices with a deflector bar of 0.5bo located at 0.2L from the inlet orifices, where bo is the width of the square orifices ranging from 0.18 to 0.23 m and L is the pool length (1.90 m). Water velocity and turbulence (turbulent kinetic energy, Reynolds shear stress, turbulence intensity and eddy size) were characterized using a 3D Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) and were related with fish swimming behaviour. The influence of turbulent flow on the swimming behaviour of barbel was assessed through the number of successful fish passage attempts and associated passage times. The amount of time fish spent in a certain cell of the pool (transit time) was measured and related to hydraulic conditions. The highest rates of passage and the corresponding lowest times were found in experiments conducted with offset orifices. Although size-related behavioural responses to turbulence were observed, Reynolds shear stress appeared as one of the most important turbulence descriptors explaining fish transit time for both size-classes in experiments conducted with offset and straight orifices; furthermore, swimming behaviour of larger fish was found to be strongly affected by the eddies created, in particular by those of similar size to fish total length, which were mainly found in straight orifices with a deflector bar arrangement. The results provide valuable insights on barbel swimming behavioural responses to turbulence, which may help engineers and biologists to develop effective systems for the passage of this species and others with similar biomechanical capacities.

Ana T. Silva; Christos Katopodis; José M. Santos; Maria T. Ferreira; António N. Pinheiro

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMPLE ANALYTICAL FORMS OF THE PERPENDICULAR DIFFUSION COEFFICIENT FOR TWO-COMPONENT TURBULENCE. I. MAGNETOSTATIC TURBULENCE  

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We explore perpendicular diffusion based on the unified nonlinear transport theory. We derive simple analytical forms for the perpendicular mean free path and investigate the influence of different model spectra. We show that for cases where the field line random walk is normal diffusive, the perpendicular diffusion coefficient consists of only two transport regimes. Details of the spectral shape are less important, especially those of the inertial range. Only the macroscopic properties of the turbulence spectrum control the perpendicular diffusion coefficient. Simple formulae for the perpendicular diffusion coefficient are derived which can easily be implemented in solar modulation or shock acceleration codes.

Shalchi, A., E-mail: andreasm4@yahoo.com [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 (Canada)

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified turbulent spiral boundary layer and thermal wind simulator for acid rain modeling  

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To determine the possible future impact of acid rain on the ecosystem requires the ability to numerically simulate the transport of various acids and their precursors from various sources to the locations of interest. Such a simulation is very complex and includes the evolution of the materials of interest as an aerosol within the ever changing local atmospheric motion. Wind patterns, however, are complex and difficult to model. They depend not only on local surface conditions and topology but on the global meteorological conditions. This paper presents an algebraic model to be used to simulate the vertical variation of the wind velocity and direction. The proposed model requires a minimum of input yet it qualitatively captures the mechanistic behavior of the wind with altitude. Results of the model are compared with both finite difference calculations and field data.

Lemmon, E.C.; Wiersma, G.B.; Bruns, D.A.

1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Computational simulation of liquid-fuelled HVOF thermal spraying  

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Liquid-fuelled high-velocity oxygen–fuel (HVOF) thermal spraying systems are gaining more attentions due to their advantage of producing denser coatings in comparison to their gas-fuelled counterparts. The flow through a HVOF gun is characterized by a complex array of thermodynamic phenomena involving combustion, turbulence and compressible flow. Advanced computational models have been developed to gain insight to the thermochemical processes of thermal spraying, however little work has been reported for the liquid-fuelled systems. This investigation employs a commercial finite volume CFD code to simulate the flow field through the most widely used liquid-fuel HVOF gun, JP5000 (Praxair, US). By combining numerical combustion and discrete phase models the turbulent spray flame is captured and the development of supersonic gas flow is revealed. The flow field is thoroughly examined by adjusting the nozzle throat diameter and combustion chamber size. The influence of fuel droplet size on the flame shame shape and combusting gas flow is also examined.

H. Tabbara; S. Gu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Variable pressure thermal insulating jacket  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for controlled insulation of a thermal device is disclosed. The device includes a thermal jacket with a closed volume able to be evacuated to form an insulating jacket around the thermal source. A getter material is in communication with the closed volume of the thermal jacket. The getter material can absorb and desorb a control gas to control gas pressure in the volume of the thermal jacket to control thermal conductivity in the thermal jacket. 10 figs.

Nelson, P.A.; Malecha, R.F.; Chilenskas, A.A.

1994-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

305

NANO REVIEW Open Access Thermal conductivity and thermal boundary  

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NANO REVIEW Open Access Thermal conductivity and thermal boundary resistance of nanostructures and the thermal transport prop- erties is a key point to design materials with preferred thermal properties with the heat dissipation on them. The influence of the interfacial roughness on the thermal conductivity

Boyer, Edmond

306

Two-fluid turbulence including electron inertia  

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We present a full two-fluid magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) description for a completely ionized hydrogen plasma, retaining the effects of the Hall current, electron pressure and electron inertia. According to this description, each plasma species introduces a new spatial scale: the ion inertial length $\\lambda_{i}$ and the electron inertial length $\\lambda_{e}$, which are not present in the traditional MHD description. In the present paper, we seek for possible changes in the energy power spectrum in fully developed turbulent regimes, using numerical simulations of the two-fluid equations in two-and-a-half dimensions (2.5D). We have been able to reproduce different scaling laws in different spectral ranges, as it has been observed in the solar wind for the magnetic energy spectrum. At the smallest wavenumbers where plain MHD is valid, we obtain an inertial range following a Kolmogorov $k^{-5/3}$ law. For intermediate wavenumbers such that $\\lambda_{i}^{-1} \\lambda_{e}^{-1}$ arises. The power spectrum for magnetic...

Andrés, Nahuel; Martin, Luis; Dmitruk, Pablo; Gómez, Daniel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Turbulent resuspension of small nondeformable particles  

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An energy-balance resuspension model is modified and applied to the resuspension of a monolayer of nondeformable spherical particles. The particle-surface adhesive force is calculated from a microscopic model based on the Lennard-Jones intermolecular potential. Pairwise additivity of intermolecular interactions is assumed and elastic flattening of the particles is neglected. From the resulting particle-surface interaction potential the natural frequency of vibration of a particle on a surface and the depth of the potential well are calculated. The particle resuspension rate is calculated using the results of a previously developed energy-balance model, where the influence of fluid flow on the bound particle motion is recognized. The effect of surface roughness is included by introducing an effective particle radius that results in log-normally distributed adhesive forces. The predictions of the model are compared with experimental results for the resuspension of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} particles from stainless steel surfaces. Particle resuspension due to turbulent fluid flow is important in the interaction of the atmosphere with various surfaces and in numerous industrial processes. For example, in the nuclear industry, fission-product aerosols released during a postulated severe accident in a Light Water Reactor may deposit and resuspend repeatedly in the vessel circuit and containment.

Lazaridis, M.; Drossinos, Y. [European Commission, Ispra (Italy). Joint Research Centre] [European Commission, Ispra (Italy). Joint Research Centre; Georgopoulos, P.G. [Rutgers-the State Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States). Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Inst.] [Rutgers-the State Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States). Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Inst.; [Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ (United States)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Generalized Flows, Intrinsic Stochasticity, and Turbulent Transport  

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The study of passive scalar transport in a turbulent velocity field leads naturally to the notion of generalized flows which are families of probability distributions on the space of solutions to the associated ODEs, which no longer satisfy the uniqueness theorem for ODEs. Two most natural regularizations of this problem, namely the regularization via adding small molecular diffusion and the regularization via smoothing out the velocity field are considered. White-in-time random velocity fields are used as an example to examine the variety of phenomena that take place when the velocity field is not spatially regular. Three different regimes characterized by their degrees of compressibility are isolated in the parameter space. In the regime of intermediate compressibility, the two different regularizations give rise to two different scaling behavior for the structure functions of the passive scalar. Physically this means that the scaling depends on Prandtl number. In the other two regimes the two different regularizations give rise to the same generalized flows even though the sense of convergence can be very different. The ``one force, one solution'' principle and the existence and uniqueness of an invariant measure are established for the scalar field in the weakly compressible regime, and for the difference of the scalar in the strongly compressible regime.

Weinan E; Eric Vanden Eijnden

2000-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

309

Uncertainty quantification for turbulent mixing simulations  

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We have achieved validation in the form of simulation-experiment agreement for Rayleigh-Taylor turbulent mixing rates (known as {alpha}) over the past decade. The problem was first posed sixty years ago. Recent improvements in our simulation technology allow sufficient precision to distinguish between mixing rates for different experiments. We explain the sensitivity and non-universality of the mixing rate. These playa role in the difficulties experienced by many others in efforts to compare experiment with simulation. We analyze the role of initial conditions, which were not recorded for the classical experiments of Youngs et al. Reconstructed initial conditions with error bars are given. The time evolution of the long and short wave length portions of the instability are analyzed. We show that long wave length perturbations are strong at t = 0, but are quickly overcome by the rapidly growing short wave length perturbations. These conclusions, based solely on experimental data analysis, are in agreement with results from theoretical bubble merger models and numerical simulation studies but disagree with models based on superposition of modes.

Sharp, David Howland [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Glimm, James G [STONEY BROOK UNIV.; Kaman, Tulin [STONEY BROOK UNIV.

2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

310

Thermal Insulation of Houses  

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... THE Thermal Insulation (Dwellings) Bill which Mr. G. Nabarro introduced into the House of Commons on ... , sponsored by members of both major political parties, extends the principle of the Thermal Insulation (Industrial Buildings) Act of July 1957 to all new dwelling houses built in the ...

1958-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

311

Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group  

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Mechanical Engineering & Thermal Group The Mechanical Engineering (ME) & Thermal Group at LASP has, and ground- based mechanical systems. Instrument Design Building on decades of design experience that has evolved with the complexity of instrument design demands, LASP mechanical engineers develop advanced

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

312

Thermal Recovery Methods  

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Thermal Recovery Methods describes the basic concepts of thermal recovery and explains the injection patterns used to exploit reservoir conditions. Basic reservoir engineering is reviewed with an emphasis on changes in flow characteristics caused by temperature. The authors discuss an energy balance for steam and combustion drive, and they explain in situ reactions. Heat loss, combustion drive, and steam displacement also are examined in detail, as well as cyclic steam injection, downhole ignition, well heating, and low-temperature oxidation. Contents: Thermal processes; Formation and reservoir evaluations; Well patterns and spacing; Flow and process equations; Laboratory simulation of thermal recovery; Heat loss and transmission; Displacement and production; Equipment; Basic data for field selection; Laboratory evaluation of combustion characteristics; Thermal properties of reservoirs and fluids.

White, P.D.; Moss, J.T.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Tunable thermal link  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a device whereby the thermal conductance of a multiwalled nanostructure such as a multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) can be controllably and reversibly tuned by sliding one or more outer shells with respect to the inner core. As one example, the thermal conductance of an MWCNT dropped to 15% of the original value after extending the length of the MWCNT by 190 nm. The thermal conductivity returned when the tube was contracted. The device may comprise numbers of multiwalled nanotubes or other graphitic layers connected to a heat source and a heat drain and various means for tuning the overall thermal conductance for applications in structure heat management, heat flow in nanoscale or microscale devices and thermal logic devices.

Chang, Chih-Wei; Majumdar, Arunava; Zettl, Alexander K.

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

314

Solar thermal aircraft  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A solar thermal powered aircraft powered by heat energy from the sun. A heat engine, such as a Stirling engine, is carried by the aircraft body for producing power for a propulsion mechanism, such as a propeller. The heat engine has a thermal battery in thermal contact with it so that heat is supplied from the thermal battery. A solar concentrator, such as reflective parabolic trough, is movably connected to an optically transparent section of the aircraft body for receiving and concentrating solar energy from within the aircraft. Concentrated solar energy is collected by a heat collection and transport conduit, and heat transported to the thermal battery. A solar tracker includes a heliostat for determining optimal alignment with the sun, and a drive motor actuating the solar concentrator into optimal alignment with the sun based on a determination by the heliostat.

Bennett, Charles L. (Livermore, CA)

2007-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

315

Localized dynamic subgrid closure for simulation of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence  

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A local dynamic kinetic energy model (LDKM) for large-eddy simulation (LES) of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence is proposed. The proposed MHD turbulence model evaluates all model coefficients locally and dynamically without any ad hoc averaging. This model also does not assume low magnetic Reynolds numbers. The turbulent residual-helicity effect ({alpha}-effect) appearing in the magnetic induction equation is successfully modeled. For validation, high-Re decaying isotropic decay turbulence with and without a mean magnetic field are studied using LES. The effect of rotation is also studied. For the case without rotation, it is observed that the energy spectrum follows a k{sup -5/3} law. For the case with rotation, it is shown that two mechanisms, phase scrambling due to frame rotation and Joule dissipation, are competing, and two distinct regimes with respect to rotation rate are observed. There is a critical rotation rate at which the energy decays most in MHD turbulence. It is also shown that this MHD-LDKM model is applicable to wide variety of high/low magnetic Reynolds number applications.

Miki, Kenji; Menon, Suresh [Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0150 (United States)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A spray-suppression model for turbulent combustion  

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A spray-suppression model that captures the effects of liquid suppressant on a turbulent combusting flow is developed and applied to a turbulent diffusion flame with water spray suppression. The spray submodel is based on a stochastic separated flow approach that accounts for the transport and evaporation of liquid droplets. Flame extinguishment is accounted for by using a perfectly stirred reactor (PSR) submodel of turbulent combustion. PSR pre-calculations of flame extinction times are determined using CHEMKIN and are compared to local turbulent time scales of the flow to determine if local flame extinguishment has occurred. The PSR flame extinguishment and spray submodels are incorporated into Sandia's flow fire simulation code, VULCAN, and cases are run for the water spray suppression studies of McCaffrey for turbulent hydrogen-air jet diffusion flames. Predictions of flame temperature decrease and suppression efficiency are compared to experimental data as a function of water mass loading using three assumed values of drop sizes. The results show that the suppression efficiency is highly dependent on the initial droplet size for a given mass loading. A predicted optimal suppression efficiency was observed for the smallest class of droplets while the larger drops show increasing suppression efficiency with increasing mass loading for the range of mass loadings considered. Qualitative agreement to the experiment of suppression efficiency is encouraging, however quantitative agreement is limited due to the uncertainties in the boundary conditions of the experimental data for the water spray.

DESJARDIN,PAUL E.; TIESZEN,SHELDON R.; GRITZO,LOUIS A.

2000-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

317

Chemical Enrichment RGS cluster sample (CHEERS): Constraints on turbulence  

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Feedback from AGN, galactic mergers, and sloshing are thought to give rise to turbulence, which may prevent cooling in clusters. We aim to measure the turbulence in clusters of galaxies and compare the measurements to some of their structural and evolutionary properties. It is possible to measure the turbulence of the hot gas in clusters by estimating the velocity widths of their X-ray emission lines. The RGS Spectrometers aboard XMM-Newton are currently the only instruments provided with sufficient effective area and spectral resolution in this energy domain. We benefited from excellent 1.6Ms new data provided by the CHEERS project. The new observations improve the quality of the archival data and allow us to place constraints for some clusters, which were not accessible in previous work. One-half of the sample shows upper limits on turbulence less than 500km/s. For several sources, our data are consistent with relatively strong turbulence with upper limits on the velocity widths that are larger than 1000km/...

Pinto, Ciro; Werner, Norbert; de Plaa, Jelle; Fabian, Andrew C; Zhang, Yu-Ying; Kaastra, Jelle S; Finoguenov, Alexis; Ahoranta, Jussi

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Using an ADCP to estimate turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate in sheltered coastal waters  

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Turbulent microstructure and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) data were collected near Tacoma Narrows in Puget Sound, WA. Over 100 coincident microstructure profiles have been compared to ADCP estimates of turbulent kinetic energy ...

A. D. Greene; P. J. Hendricks; M. C. Gregg

319

A semi-analytic model of the turbulent multi-phase interstellar medium  

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......gaseous phases, on the production of molecular hydrogen and on the formation...Besides turbulence production by supernovae and...length-scales. turbulence|methods: numerical|stars...in which molecular hydrogen is produced at densities......

H. Braun; W. Schmidt

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

320

TURBULENT HEAT FLUXES ABOVE A SUBURBAN RESERVOIR – A CASE STUDY FROM GERMANY  

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With the objective of quantifying turbulent sensible (QH) and latent (QE) heat fluxes above a suburban reservoir, a micro-meteorological turbulence measurement campaign using the eddy-covariance technique was carried out between June and November ...

Anja Goldbach; Wilhelm Kuttler

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atmospheric turbulence utilizing Sample...  

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of atmospheric particles; Cloud turbulence... but for the dissipation rate of turbulence energy s800 cm2 sy3 . 12;( )M. Pinsky et al.rAtmospheric Research 49 1998 99... , and...

322

Meso-scale eddies affect near-surface turbulent exchange: evidence from lidar and tower measurements  

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The eddy-covariance technique tends to underestimate the turbulent heat fluxes, which results in the non-closure of the surface energy balance. This study shows experimental evidence that meso-scale turbulent organized structures, which are ...

Fabian Eder; Marius Schmidt; Thomas Damian; Katja Träumner; Matthias Mauder

323

Numerical evidence of turbulence generated by non-breaking surface waves  

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Numerical simulation of monochromatic surface waves propagating over a turbulent field is conducted to reveal the mechanism of turbulence production by non-breaking waves. The numerical model solves the primitive equations subject to the fully ...

Wu-ting Tsai; Shi-ming Chen; Guan-hung Lu

324

Turbulent Kinetic Energy and Its Dissipation Rate in the Equatorial Mixed Layer  

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The authors apply a one-dimensional mixed layer model, based on second moment closure of turbulence, to study the characteristics of turbulence in the equatorial mixed layer. In particular, they focus on characteristics such as the TKE and the ...

Carol Anne Clayson; Lakshmi H. Kantha

1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

On Measuring the Terms of the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Budget from an AUV  

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The terms of the steady-state, homogeneous turbulent kinetic energy budgets are obtained from measurements of turbulence and fine structure from the small autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Remote Environmental Measuring Units (REMUS). The ...

Louis Goodman; Edward R. Levine; Rolf G. Lueck

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

A diffusion equation to describe scale–and time–dependent dimensions of turbulent interfaces  

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...the case of scalar interfaces, that fractal dimension...dimension. Turbulent-interfaces geometry can also...submitted to a three-dimensional turbulence. Villermaux...correlation function and measuring its standard deviation. For small...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Tempest in a Teapot - Surface and Volume Turbulence in a Closed System  

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Turbulence can be generated by oscillating a grid in a volume of water. The turbulent flow thus created has minimal mean shear and mean flow. We have studied the motion of small floating particles on the surfa...

Walter I. Goldburg; Cecil Cheung

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

High-Temperature Thermal Array for Next Generation Solar Thermal...  

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Thermal Array for Next Generation Solar Thermal Power Production Award Number: DE-EE00025828 Report Date: March 15, 2013 PI: Stephen Obrey * Technical approach is focused on...

329

INTERCHANGE RECONNECTION IN A TURBULENT CORONA  

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Magnetic reconnection at the interface between coronal holes and loops, the so-called interchange reconnection, can release the hotter, denser plasma from magnetically confined regions into the heliosphere, contributing to the formation of the highly variable slow solar wind. The interchange process is often thought to develop at the apex of streamers or pseudo-streamers, near Y- and X-type neutral points, but slow streams with loop composition have been recently observed along fanlike open field lines adjacent to closed regions, far from the apex. However, coronal heating models, with magnetic field lines shuffled by convective motions, show that reconnection can occur continuously in unipolar magnetic field regions with no neutral points: photospheric motions induce a magnetohydrodynamic turbulent cascade in the coronal field that creates the necessary small scales, where a sheared magnetic field component orthogonal to the strong axial field is created locally and can reconnect. We propose that a similar mechanism operates near and around boundaries between open and closed regions inducing a continual stochastic rearrangement of connectivity. We examine a reduced magnetohydrodynamic model of a simplified interface region between open and closed corona threaded by a strong unipolar magnetic field. This boundary is not stationary, becomes fractal, and field lines change connectivity continuously, becoming alternatively open and closed. This model suggests that slow wind may originate everywhere along loop-coronal-hole boundary regions and can account naturally and simply for outflows at and adjacent to such boundaries and for the observed diffusion of slow wind around the heliospheric current sheet.

Rappazzo, A. F.; Matthaeus, W. H. [Bartol Research Institute, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States); Ruffolo, D. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400 (Thailand); Servidio, S. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita della Calabria, I-87036 Cosenza (Italy); Velli, M., E-mail: rappazzo@udel.edu [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

330

Studies of turbulence and flows in the DIII-D tokamak  

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The DIII-D tokamak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Turbulence in tokamaks: background and review of existingscale instabilities in tokamaks . . . . . . . . . . . .

Hillesheim, Jon Clark

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Consider Installing Turbulators on Two- and Three-Pass Firetube Boilers  

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This tip sheet outlines the benefits of turbulators on firetube boilers as part of optimized steam systems.

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Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 62: 295333, 1999. 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.  

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in the Netherlands. 295 Application of PDF Modeling to Swirling and Nonswirling Turbulent Jets P.R. VAN SLOOTEN

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Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 70: 153181, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.  

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in the Netherlands. 153 On Fokker­Planck Equations for Turbulent Reacting Flows. Part 2. Filter Density Function

Heinz, Stefan

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Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 70: 115152, 2003. 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.  

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in the Netherlands. 115 On Fokker-Planck Equations for Turbulent Reacting Flows. Part 1. Probability Density Function

Heinz, Stefan

335

Instability, mixing, and transition to turbulence in a laser-driven counterflowing shear experiment  

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In a turbulence experiment conducted at the Omega Laser Facility [Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)

Doss, F. W.; Loomis, E. N.; Welser-Sherrill, L.; Fincke, J. R.; Flippo, K. A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Keiter, P. A. [Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

336

Los Alamos scientists propose new theory for development of turbulent  

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Turbulent magnetic reconnection Turbulent magnetic reconnection Los Alamos scientists propose new theory for development of turbulent magnetic reconnection This new theory was developed to better explain recent large-scale three-dimensional kinetic simulations that describe the physics of this process. April 15, 2011 New LANL 3-D model shows the formation of "flux ropes" in a thin boundary layer of a magnetic field New LANL 3-D model shows the formation of "flux ropes" in a thin boundary layer of a magnetic field. This research seeks to uncover the most fundamental physics of magnetic reconnection, key to a better understanding of Earth's magnetosphere. Contact Kevin Roark Communicatons Office (505) 665-9202 Email LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, April 15, 2011-In this week's Nature Physics,

337

Wind noise and the spectrum of atmospheric turbulence pressure fluctuations  

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Previous research [S. Morgan and R. Raspet J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 92 1180–1183 (1992)] has shown that wind noise is predominantly caused by pressure fluctuations intrinsic to the turbulent atmospheric flow. Therefore it should be possible to predict wind noise from models for turbulent pressure spectra in the atmosphere. Based on simple dimensional analysis and an application of Taylor’s hypothesis the inertial?subrange power spectrum for turbulent pressure fluctuations should be proportional to f ?7/3 where f is frequency. But more recent atmospheric observations and theoretical arguments [J. D. Albertson G. G. Katul M. B. Parlange and W. E. Eichinger Phys. Fluids 10 1725–1732 (1998)] suggest that the power spectrum actually goes as f ?3/2. In this paper it is shown that the f ?3/2 dependence predicts a much slower decay in wind noise with increasing acoustic frequency than is typically observed. Possible reasons for this discrepancy are discussed.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames (TNF): Experimental Data Archives and Computational Submodels  

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In the 1990s an international collaboration formed around a series of workshops that became known collectively as the International Workshop on Measurement and Computation of Turbulent Non-Premixed Flames (TNF). An online library, hosted by Sandia National Laboratory (California) was established that provides data sets and submodels or "mechanisms" for the study of turbulence-chemistry interactions in turbulent nonpremixed and partially premixed combustion. Data are organized by flame types: simple jet flames, piloted jet flames, bluff body flames, and swirl flames. These data sets provide a means for collaborative comparisons of both measured and simulated/modeled research results and also assist scientists in determining priorities for further research. More than 20 data sets or databases are available from this website, along with various downloadable files of chemical mechanisms. The website also provides an extensive bibliography and the proceedings of the workshops themselves from 1996 through 2012. Information continues to be added to this collection.

339

Residual energy in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence and in the solar wind  

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Recent observations indicate that kinetic and magnetic energies are not in equipartition in the solar wind turbulence. Rather, magnetic fluctuations are more energetic and have somewhat steeper energy spectrum compared to the velocity fluctuations. This leads to the presence of the so-called residual energy E_r=E_v-E_b in the inertial interval of turbulence. This puzzling effect is addressed in the present paper in the framework of weak turbulence theory. Using a simple model of weakly colliding Alfv\\'en waves, we demonstrate that the kinetic-magnetic equipartition indeed gets broken as a result of nonlinear interaction of Alfv\\'en waves. We establish that magnetic energy is indeed generated more efficiently as a result of these interactions, which proposes an explanation for the solar wind observations.

Stanislav Boldyrev; Jean Carlos Perez; Vladimir Zhdankin

2011-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

340

Reconnection outflow generated turbulence in the solar wind  

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Petschek-type time-dependent reconnection (TDR) and quasi-stationary reconnection (QSR) models are considered to understand reconnection outflow structures and the features of the associated locally generated turbulence in the solar wind. We show that the outflow structures, such as discontinuites, Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) unstable flux tubes or continuous space filling flows cannot be distinguished from one-point WIND measurements. In both models the reconnection outflows can generate more or less spatially extended turbulent boundary layers (TBDs). The structure of an unique extended reconnection outflow is investigated in detail. The analysis of spectral scalings and break locations show that reconnection outflows can control the local field and plasma conditions which may play in favor of one or another turbulent dissipation mechanisms with their characteristic scales and wavenumbers.

Vörös, Z; Semenov, V S; Zaqarashvili, T V; Bruno, R; Khodachenko, M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Density scaling and anisotropy in supersonic MHD turbulence  

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We study the statistics of density for supersonic turbulence in a medium with magnetic pressure larger than the gaseous pressure. This study is motivated by molecular cloud research. Our simulations exhibit clumpy density structures, which contrast increases with the Mach number. At 10 Machs densities of some clumps are three orders of magnitude higher than the mean density. These clumps give rise to flat and approximately isotropic density spectrum corresponding to the random distribution of clumps in space. We claim that the clumps originate from our random, isotropic turbulence driving. When the contribution from those clumps is suppressed by studying logarithm of density, the density statistics exhibit scale-dependent anisotropy consistent with the models where density structures arise from shearing by Alfv\\'en waves. It is noteworthy that originally such models were advocated for the case of low-Mach, nearly incompressible turbulence.

A. Beresnyak; A. Lazarian; J. Cho

2005-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

342

Temporal Intermittency of Energy Dissipation in Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence  

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Energy dissipation in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence is known to be highly intermittent in space, being concentrated in sheet-like coherent structures. Much less is known about intermittency in time, another fundamental aspect of turbulence which has great importance for observations of solar flares and other space/astrophysical phenomena. In this Letter, we investigate the temporal intermittency of energy dissipation in numerical simulations of MHD turbulence. We consider four-dimensional spatiotemporal structures, "flare events", responsible for a large fraction of the energy dissipation. We find that although the flare events are often highly complex, they exhibit robust power-law distributions and scaling relations. We find that the probability distribution of dissipated energy has a power law index close to -1.75, similar to observations of solar flares, indicating that intense dissipative events dominate the heating of the system. We also discuss the temporal asymmetry of flare events as a signatu...

Zhdankin, Vladimir; Boldyrev, Stanislav

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

REDUCTION OF DRIFT EFFECTS DUE TO SOLAR WIND TURBULENCE  

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Gradient and curvature drift play a key role in the modulation of cosmic rays. Reduction in the drift coefficient due to turbulence has been demonstrated unambiguously through direct numerical simulations, but a theory that can explain these results is still lacking. We introduce a parameterized form of the drift coefficient based on direct numerical simulations and show that good agreement with observed proton energy spectra at Earth can be found when it is used in a numerical modulation model. We show that the turbulence ultrascale, for which no observations currently exist, plays an important role in drift reduction. The magnitude at Earth and spatial dependence of this quantity required to fit cosmic-ray observations at Earth are argued to be plausible based on the required properties of the two-dimensional turbulence spectrum at large scales.

Burger, R. A.; Visser, D. J. [Unit for Space Physics, North-West University, 2520 Potchefstroom (South Africa)

2010-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

344

Theory of delayed thermal fluorescence  

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A theory of nonradiative thermal activation involved in delayed thermal fluorescence has been developed from the viewpoint of the breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer adiabatic approximation.

S. H. Lin

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Thermal insulations using vacuum panels  

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Thermal insulation vacuum panels are formed of an inner core of compressed low thermal conductivity powders enclosed by a ceramic/glass envelope evaluated to a low pressure.

Glicksman, Leon R. (Lynnfield, MA); Burke, Melissa S. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1991-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

346

Small scale turbulence and instabilities observed simultaneously by radiosondes and the MU radar.  

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Small scale turbulence and instabilities observed simultaneously by radiosondes and the MU radar. R-French field campaign devoted to study small-scale turbulence and instabilities in the lower atmosphere for retrieving small-scale turbulence parameters from ST radars. However, the dominant sources

347

Lattice Boltzmann simulations of decaying homogeneous isotropic turbulence Huidan Yu,1,  

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Lattice Boltzmann simulations of decaying homogeneous isotropic turbulence Huidan Yu,1, * Sharath S is investigated to evaluate the capability of the lattice Boltzmann method in turbulence. In the inertial frame that the lattice Boltzmann method captures im- portant features of decaying turbulence. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.71

Luo, Li-Shi

348

Wave Turbulence in Superfluid 4 Energy Cascades, Rogue Waves & Kinetic Phenomena  

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Outline Wave Turbulence in Superfluid 4 He: Energy Cascades, Rogue Waves & Kinetic Phenomena Conference, Chernogolovka, 3 August 2009 McClintock Efimov Ganshin Kolmakov Mezhov-Deglin Wave Turbulence in Superfluid 4 He #12;Outline Outline 1 Introduction Motivation 2 Modelling wave turbulence Need for models

Fominov, Yakov

349

Predictive Inner-Outer Model for Turbulent Boundary Layers Applied to Hypersonic DNS Data  

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Predictive Inner-Outer Model for Turbulent Boundary Layers Applied to Hypersonic DNS Data Clara numerical simulation (DNS) data of supersonic and hypersonic turbulent boundaries with Mach 3 and Mach 7, and Martin12­14 on DNS of hypersonic turbulent boundary layers demonstrates the existence of large scale

Martín, Pino

350

Subgrid-scale model for the temperature fluctuations in reacting hypersonic turbulent flows  

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Subgrid-scale model for the temperature fluctuations in reacting hypersonic turbulent flows M. Pino fluctuations for use in large-eddy simulations of turbulent, reacting hypersonic flows. The proposed model uses, a greater understand- ing of turbulent hypersonic flows is needed. Direct numerical simulations DNS

Martín, Pino

351

Testing turbulent convection theory in solar models – II. Solar p-mode oscillations  

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......Reynolds number in the solar convection zone makes the turbulent energy spectrum greatly...and concluded that solar models considering...turbulent kinetic energy could result in better...turbulence in our solar models in the present...of China through project number 10303007......

J. Y. Yang; Y. Li

2007-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

352

How turbulence enhances coalescence of settling particles with applications to rain in clouds  

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...Department of Earth Sciences, University...Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering...The other recent review paper...summarizes recent advances in this area...Ministry of Science and Technology...turbulence. In Advances in turbulence...air jet. In Advances in turbulence...pollution. Science. 287, 1793-1796...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Currents and turbulence within a kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera): Insights from a dynamically scaled laboratory model  

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coastal ocean because of the combination of smaller turbulent eddies and reduced currents. The decreaseCurrents and turbulence within a kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera): Insights from a dynamically pyrifera forest on currents and turbulence were investigated in a controlled laboratory setting using

Denny, Mark

354

Friction factor for turbulent flow in rough pipes from Heisenberg's closure hypothesis  

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We show that the main results of the analysis of the friction factor for turbulent pipe flow reported in G. Gioia and P. Chakraborty (GC), Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 044502 (1996) can be recovered by assuming the Heisenberg closure hypothesis for the turbulent spectrum. This highlights the structural features of the turbulent spectrum underlying GC's analysis.

Esteban Calzetta

2009-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

355

Numerical simulation of turbulence interaction noise applied to a serrated airfoil  

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Numerical simulation of turbulence interaction noise applied to a serrated airfoil Vincent CLAIR, Gabriel Reboul, Thomas Le Garrec. Numerical simulation of turbulence interaction noise applied, des laboratoires publics ou priv´es. #12;Numerical simulation of turbulence interaction noise applied

356

Simulation of bubble migration in a turbulent boundary layer M. Mattson and K. Mahesha  

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Simulation of bubble migration in a turbulent boundary layer M. Mattson and K. Mahesha Aerospace of bubbles injected into a turbulent boundary layer. The Reynolds number of the turbulent boundary layer varies from 420 Re 1800, and the bubble Reynolds number Reb 1. Simulation parameters were chosen to match

Mahesh, Krishnan

357

Dynamics of quasi-two-dimensional turbulent jets  

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In turbulent jets, fluid is driven by momentum from an orifice into an environ- ment filled with similar fluid. The complexity of this flow, which has been studied for more than 80 years (see e.g. List, 1982, for a detailed review), resides in its turbulent... in time with an accuracy of approximately 1 %. We conducted two distinct sets of experiments using two qualitatively different techniques: dye tracking and particle image velocimetry (PIV). 7 2 Meandering and self-similarity of quasi-two-dimensional jets x...

Landel, Julien Rémy Dominique Gérard

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

358

MEASUREMENTS AND COMPUTATIONS OF FUEL DROPLET TRANSPORT IN TURBULENT FLOWS  

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The objective of this project is to study the dynamics of fuel droplets in turbulent water flows. The results are essential for development of models capable of predicting the dispersion of slightly light/heavy droplets in isotropic turbulence. Since we presently do not have any experimental data on turbulent diffusion of droplets, existing mixing models have no physical foundations. Such fundamental knowledge is essential for understanding/modeling the environmental problems associated with water-fuel mixing, and/or industrial processes involving mixing of immiscible fluids. The project has had experimental and numerical components: 1. The experimental part of the project has had two components. The first involves measurements of the lift and drag forces acting on a droplet being entrained by a vortex. The experiments and data analysis associated with this phase are still in progress, and the facility, constructed specifically for this project is described in Section 3. In the second and main part, measurements of fuel droplet dispersion rates have been performed in a special facility with controlled isotropic turbulence. As discussed in detail in Section 2, quantifying and modeling the of droplet dispersion rate requires measurements of their three dimensional trajectories in turbulent flows. To obtain the required data, we have introduced a new technique - high-speed, digital Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry (HPIV). The technique, experimental setup and results are presented in Section 2. Further information is available in Gopalan et al. (2005, 2006). 2. The objectives of the numerical part are: (1) to develop a computational code that combines DNS of isotropic turbulence with Lagrangian tracking of particles based on integration of a dynamical equation of motion that accounts for pressure, added mass, lift and drag forces, (2) to perform extensive computations of both buoyant (bubbles) and slightly buoyant (droplets) particles in turbulence conditions relevant to the experiments, and (3) to explore whether the corresponding predictions can explain the experimentally-observed behavior of the rise and dispersion of oil droplets in isotropic turbulence. A brief summary of results is presented in Section 4.

Joseph Katz and Omar Knio

2007-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

359

Linear Stability and Subcritical Turbulence in Rotating Shear Flows  

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The relation between rotating plane Couette and Taylor-Couette flows is clarified. The identity of their linear stability limits is explained by considering the effect of the Coriolis force in the rotating frame. Experimental data are used to quantify the behavior of the minimum Reynolds number for subcritical turbulence as a function of rotation and curvature. This last dependence is understood through a phenomenological analysis, which also implies that the Coriolis force reduces the efficiency of subcritical turbulent transport with respect to nonrotating flows, as observed numerically.

P. -Y. Longaretti

2003-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

360

Two-Dimensional Kinetic Turbulence in the Solar Wind  

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We present the first 2D hybrid-Vlasov simulations of turbulence in the solar wind that describe the evolution of the energy spectra in a range of two decades of wavelengths around the ion inertial scale. Several previous magnetohydrodynamics and particle-in-cell simulations in the range of large (fluid) wavelengths showed a marked anisotropy of the energy spectra in the direction perpendicular to the mean magnetic field. Here we give evidence that the parallel direction can also be a privileged way for turbulence to develop towards short scales, where kinetic effects govern the plasma dynamics.

F. Valentini; F. Califano; P. Veltri

2010-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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361

A Tree Swaying in a Turbulent Wind: A Scaling Analysis  

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A tentative scaling theory is presented of a tree swaying in a turbulent wind. It is argued that the turbulence of the air within the crown is in the inertial regime. An eddy causes a dynamic bending response of the branches according to a time criterion. The resulting expression for the penetration depth of the wind yields an exponent which appears to be consistent with that pertaining to the morphology of the tree branches. An energy criterion shows that the dynamics of the branches is basically passive. The possibility of hydrodynamic screening by the leaves is discussed.

Theo Odijk

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

362

Thermally driven circulation  

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Several problems connected by the theme of thermal forcing are addressed herein. The main topic is the stratification and flow field resulting from imposing a specified heat flux on a fluid that is otherwise confined to a ...

Nelken, Haim

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Manipulation of Thermal Phonons  

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to manipulate the behavior of phonons is crucial for both energy applications and the cooling of integrated circuits. A novel class of artificially periodic structured materials — phononic crystals — might make manipulation of thermal phonons possible. In many...

Hsu, Chung-Hao

2013-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

364

Solar Thermal Energy Storage  

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Various types of thermal energy storage systems are introduced and their importance and desired characteristics are outlined. Sensible heat storage, which is one of the most commonly used storage systems in pract...

E. Paykoç; S. Kakaç

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Contact thermal lithography  

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Contact thermal lithography is a method for fabricating microscale patterns using heat transfer. In contrast to photolithography, where the minimum achievable feature size is proportional to the wavelength of light used ...

Schmidt, Aaron Jerome, 1979-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Neutron stars - thermal emitters  

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Confronting theoretical models with observations of thermal radiation emitted by neutron stars is one of the most important ways to understand the properties of both, superdense matter in the interiors of the neutron stars and dense magnetized plasmas in their outer layers. Here we review the theory of thermal emission from the surface layers of strongly magnetized neutron stars, and the main properties of the observational data. In particular, we focus on the nearby sources for which a clear thermal component has been detected, without being contaminated by other emission processes (magnetosphere, accretion, nebulae). We also discuss the applications of the modern theoretical models of the formation of spectra of strongly magnetized neutron stars to the observed thermally emitting objects.

Potekhin, A Y; Pons, J A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

A turbulent transport network model in MULTIFLUX coupled with TOUGH2  

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A new numerical method is described for the fully iterated, conjugate solution of two discrete submodels, involving (a) a transport network model for heat, moisture, and airflows in a high-permeability, air-filled cavity; and (b) a variably saturated fractured porous medium. The transport network submodel is an integrated-parameter, computational fluid dynamics solver, describing the thermal-hydrologic transport processes in the flow channel system of the cavity with laminar or turbulent flow and convective heat and mass transport, using MULTIFLUX. The porous medium submodel, using TOUGH2, is a solver for the heat and mass transport in the fractured rock mass. The new model solution extends the application fields of TOUGH2 by integrating it with turbulent flow and transport in a discrete flow network system. We present demonstrational results for a nuclear waste repository application at Yucca Mountain with the most realistic model assumptions and input parameters including the geometrical layout of the nuclear spent fuel and waste with variable heat load for the individual containers. The MULTIFLUX and TOUGH2 model elements are fully iterated, applying a programmed reprocessing of the Numerical Transport Code Functionalization model-element in an automated Outside Balance Iteration loop. The natural, convective airflow field and the heat and mass transport in a representative emplacement drift during postclosure are explicitly solved in the new model. The results demonstrate that the direction and magnitude of the air circulation patterns and all transport modes are strongly affected by the heat and moisture transport processes in the surrounding rock, justifying the need for a coupled, fully iterated model solution such as the one presented in the paper.

Danko, G.; Bahrami, D.; Birkholzer, J.T.

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

368

Texas Thermal Comfort Report  

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thermal comfort thermal comfort Too often, the systems in our houses are both physically and intellectually inaccessible. In the SNAP House, HVAC components are integrated into the overall structure, and act as an experiential threshold between public and private spaces. They are located in a central, structural chase that supports the clerestory and gives the systems a functional presence within the interior. Each individual component is contained within a single chase

369

Photovoltaic-thermal collectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A photovoltaic-thermal solar cell including a semiconductor body having antireflective top and bottom surfaces and coated on each said surface with a patterned electrode covering less than 10% of the surface area. A thermal-absorbing surface is spaced apart from the bottom surface of the semiconductor and a heat-exchange fluid is passed between the bottom surface and the heat-absorbing surface.

Cox, III, Charles H. (Carlisle, MA)

1984-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

370

Dynamic modelling for thermal micro-actuators using thermal networks  

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Dynamic modelling for thermal micro-actuators using thermal networks Beatriz L´opez-Wallea,1 and analytical calculations. Key words: Micro-actuators, Thermal modelling, Electrical analogy, Thermal network 1 and MicroMechatronic Systems Department (AS2M), 24 rue Alain Savary, 25000 Besan¸con, France Abstract

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET NON-THERMAL LINE BROADENING AND HIGH-ENERGY PARTICLES DURING SOLAR FLARES  

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We have studied the relationship between the location of EUV non-thermal broadening and high-energy particles during large flares using the EUV Imaging Spectrometer on board Hinode, the Nobeyama Radio Polarimeter, the Nobeyama Radioheliograph, and the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on board the Solar Dynamic Observatory. We have analyzed five large flare events that contain thermal-rich, intermediate, and thermal-poor flares classified by the definition discussed in the paper. We found that, in the case of thermal-rich flares, the non-thermal broadening of Fe XXIV occurred at the top of the flaring loop at the beginning of the flares. The source of 17 GHz microwaves is located at the footpoint of the flare loop. On the other hand, in the case of intermediate/thermal-poor flares, the non-thermal broadening of Fe XXIV occurred at the footpoint of the flare loop at the beginning of the flares. The source of 17 GHz microwaves is located at the top of the flaring loop. We discussed the difference between thermal-rich and intermediate/thermal-poor flares based on the spatial information of non-thermal broadening, which may provide clues that the presence of turbulence plays an important role in the pitch angle scattering of high-energy electrons.

Kawate, T. [Kwasan and Hida Observatory, Kyoto University, Kurabashira, Kamitakaracho, Takayama, Gifu 506-1314 (Japan); Imada, S. [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan)

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Wind Energy Applications of Unified and Dynamic Turbulence Models  

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Wind Energy Applications of Unified and Dynamic Turbulence Models Stefan Heinz and Harish Gopalan applicable as a low cost alternative. 1 Introduction There is a growing interest in using wind energy suggests the possibility of providing 20% of the electricity in the U.S. by wind energy in 2030

Heinz, Stefan

373

Probing plasma turbulence by modulating the electron temperature gradient  

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The local value of a/L[subscript Te], a turbulence drive term, was modulated with electron cyclotron heating in L-mode discharges on DIII-D [ J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42, 614 (2002) ] and the density and electron temperature ...

DeBoo, J. C.

374

Status of Research on Fusion Energy and Plasma Turbulence  

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1020 6 X 1030 R (m) ~ 108 1 10-4 E (sec) > 1013 2 10-10 Three Types of Fusion PowerThree TypesStatus of Research on Fusion Energy and Plasma Turbulence Candy, Waltz (General Atomics) Greg://www.cmpd.umd.edu & Plasma Microturbulence Project http://fusion.gat.com/theory/pmp (General Atomics, U. Maryland, LLNL, PPPL

Hammett, Greg

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Current trends in modelling research for turbulent aerodynamic flows  

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...specific heats (c p/c v) and R is the gas constant. The presence of the turbulent...over and downstream of airfoils, wings, turbine blades or aerodynamic bodies. It is necessary...Navier-Stokes equations: properties of the residual stress. Phys. Fluids. 15, 2127-2140...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aeroelastic Analysis of Bridges: Effects of Turbulence and Aerodynamic Nonlinearities  

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Aeroelastic Analysis of Bridges: Effects of Turbulence and Aerodynamic Nonlinearities Xinzhong Chen for capturing the emerging concerns in bridge aerodynamics introduced by aerodynamic nonlinearities/or with aerodynamic characteristics sensitive to the effective angle of incidence. This paper presents a nonlinear

Kareem, Ahsan

377

Numerical Aerodynamic Optimization Incorporating Laminar-Turbulent Transition Prediction  

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Numerical Aerodynamic Optimization Incorporating Laminar-Turbulent Transition Prediction J. Driver-dimensional Newton­Krylov aerodynamic shape optimization algorithm is applied to several optimization problems a striking demonstration of the capability of the Newton­ Krylov aerodynamic optimization algorithm to design

Zingg, David W.

378

NACA0015 Measurements in LM Wind Tunnel and Turbulence  

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NACA0015 Measurements in LM Wind Tunnel and Turbulence Generated Noise Franck Bertagnolio Risø, Denmark November 2008 #12;Author: Franck Bertagnolio Title: NACA0015 Measurements in LM Wind Tunnel on its surface and measured in the wind tunnel at LM Glasfiber at various inflow speeds, angles of attack

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Fun With Plasma Turbulence, From Fusion Energy to Black Holes  

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abstract art too. "Drilling it out" Kate Hammett (2003), www.khammett.com #12;Turbulence Big whorls have. L. F. Richardson (1881-1953) #12;Plasma self-heating Tritium replenishment Li Electricity Hydrogen-validation (fit to a subset of data, test by predicting rest of data) shows significant uncertainties · Prediction

Hammett, Greg

380

Numerical simulation of turbulent jet primary breakup in Diesel engines  

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Numerical simulation of turbulent jet primary breakup in Diesel engines Peng Zeng1 Marcus Herrmann and Aerospace Engineering Arizona State University "Micro-Macro Modelling and Simulation of Liquid-Vapour Flows" IRMA Strasbourg, 23.Jan.2008 #12;Introduction DNS of Primary Breakup in Diesel Injection Phase

Helluy, Philippe

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ECRH microwave beam broadening in the edge turbulent plasma  

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The influence of turbulent plasma density fluctuations on angular and spatial beam width is treated analytically in the framework of WKB based eikonal method. Reasonable agreement of analytical and numerical treatment results is demonstrated within the domain of quasi-optical approximation validity. Significant broadening of microwave beams is predicted for future ECRH experiments at ITER.

Sysoeva, E. V.; Gusakov, E. Z.; Popov, A. Yu. [Ioffe Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia and RL PAT SPbSPU, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Silva, F. da [Institute of Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion, IST, Lisbon (Portugal); Heuraux, S. [IJL UMR-7198 CNRS-Université de Lorraine, BP70239, 54506 Vandoeuvre Cedex (France)

2014-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

382

CONTROL OF COHERENT STRUCTURE IN COAXIAL SWIRLING TURBULENT JETS  

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stronger effect than the pilot jet itself, leading to an almost entire removal of coherent structures. 2.2. Flow Instability Swirl is naturally presented in the exhaust from a turbine or an axial flow pump, and may be deliberately generated... ............................................................................................. 1 2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE............................................................................. 6 2.1. Turbulent Jets with Swirl................................................................................ 7 2.2. Flow Instability...

Lee, Wonjoong

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Center for Turbulence Research Annual Research Briefs 2012  

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Center for Turbulence Research Annual Research Briefs 2012 153 Bifurcation analysis of scramjet unstart By I. Jang, J. W. Nichols AND P. Moin 1. Motivation and objectives Scramjet unstart occurs when of unstart is an important limiting factor on the performance of scramjet engines. In the Predictive Science

Wang, Wei

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Center for Turbulence Research Annual Research Briefs 2012  

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a model for uncertainty quantification (UQ) of high-speed turbulent combustion in a scramjet engine/boundary layer interaction, a phenomenon important to scramjet combustors. In addition to aleatory uncertainties from simulation of a full scramjet engine to an investigation of crackling supersonic jets to solar

Wang, Wei

385

Turbulence Structure and Wall Signature in Hypersonic Boundary Layer  

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Turbulence Structure and Wall Signature in Hypersonic Boundary Layer Yin-Chiu Kan , Beekman Izaak and low- speed features, found in subsonic experiments, are present in our supersonic and hypersonic and hypersonic regimes due to the lack of detailed flow field data, and the studies have been mostly restricted

Martín, Pino

386

Modeling Turbulent Hydraulic Fracture Near a Free Surface  

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Modeling Turbulent Hydraulic Fracture Near a Free Surface Victor C. Tsai Seismological Laboratory consider a hydraulic fracture problem in which the crack grows parallel to a free surface, subject to fully components. ^· Non-dimensionalized ·. 1 Introduction Hydraulic fracture has been studied for many years

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Modeling Turbulent Hydraulic Fracture Near a Free Surface  

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Modeling Turbulent Hydraulic Fracture Near a Free Surface Victor C. Tsai Seismological Laboratory consider a hydraulic fracture problem in which the crack grows parallel to a free surface, subject to fully components. wall Wall shear stress. ^· Non-dimensionalized ·. 1 Introduction Hydraulic fracture has been

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Passive Tomography of Turbulence Strength Marina Alterman1  

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expensive. Turbulence significantly affects the efficiency of wind turbine #12;2 M. Alterman, Y. Y), wind, and atmospheric stability. This is measured using special Doppler lidars [9, 31], which are very. Schechner, M. Vo and S. G. Narasimhan farms [31], hence optimizing turbines and farms involves measuring TS

Sheikh, Yaser Ajmal

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Nathan Holmberg Modeling of Turbulent Water over Natural Terrain  

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Nathan Holmberg 2514355 1 Modeling of Turbulent Water over Natural Terrain Project Report Abstract of this project is to try to model flowing water in rivers, over waterfalls etc with the intent that the model can to represent certain effects, such as the motion of deep water waves to the exclusion of all else, to more

Goodman, James R.

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TURBULENT SHEAR STRESS IN HETEROGENEOUS SEDIMENT-LADEN FLOWS  

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TURBULENT SHEAR STRESS IN HETEROGENEOUS SEDIMENT-LADEN FLOWS By Hyoseop Woo,1 Associate Member are the beginning of motion of sediment particles and sediment transport in alluvial channels. If shear stress can be well defined in clear-water flows, compar- atively little is known about shear stresses in sediment

Julien, Pierre Y.

391

Turbulent Erosion Of Persistent Cold-Air Pools: Numerical Simulations  

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High-resolution idealized numerical simulations are used to examine the turbulent removal of cold-air pools commonly observed in mountain valleys and basins. A control simulation with winds aloft increasing from 0.5 to 20 m s-1 over 20 h combined ...

Neil P. Lareau; John D. Horel

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Magnetic energy production by turbulence in binary neutron star mergers  

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The simultaneous detection of electromagnetic and gravitational wave emission from merging neutron star binaries would aid greatly in their discovery and interpretation. By studying turbulent amplification of magnetic fields in local high-resolution simulations of neutron star merger conditions, we demonstrate that magnetar-level (~10^16) G fields are present throughout the merger duration. We find that the small-scale turbulent dynamo converts 60% of the randomized kinetic energy into magnetic fields on a merger time scale. Since turbulent magnetic energy dissipates through reconnection events which accelerate relativistic electrons, turbulence may facilitate the conversion of orbital kinetic energy into radiation. If 10^-4 of the ~ 10^53 erg of orbital kinetic available gets processed through reconnection, and creates radiation in the 15-150 keV band, then the fluence at 200 Mpc would be 10^-7 erg/cm^2, potentially rendering most merging neutron stars in the advanced LIGO and Virgo detection volumes detecta...

Zrake, Jonathan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Current trends in modelling research for turbulent aerodynamic flows  

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...standpoint in RANS model development, the task is to characterize...motivation behind the development of turbulent closure...wing-body junctions or turbine blades where separation...c v) and R is the gas constant. The presence...equations. 3. Closure strategies for RANS The closure...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Center for Turbulence Research Annual Research Briefs 2001  

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Center for Turbulence Research Annual Research Briefs 2001 3 Large-eddy simulation of gas turbine. Motivation and objectives This report discusses our progress towards developing a numerical algorithm, and solver capable of performing large-eddy simulation in geometries as complex as the combustor of a gas-turbine

Apte, Sourabh V.

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Center for Turbulence Research Annual Research Briefs 2002  

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(LES) approach is used to simulate the combustor of the gas turbine engine. LES was chosen because with the spray module. As discussed in previous reports (Mahesh et al. 2000, 2001) the gas phase solver is nonCenter for Turbulence Research Annual Research Briefs 2002 115 Progress toward large

Apte, Sourabh V.

396

Discrete wave turbulence of rotational capillary water waves  

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We study the discrete wave turbulent regime of capillary water waves with constant non-zero vorticity. The explicit Hamiltonian formulation and the corresponding coupling coefficient are obtained. We also present the construction and investigation of resonance clustering. Some physical implications of the obtained results are discussed.

Adrian Constantin; Elena Kartashova; Erik Wahlén

2010-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

397

Turbulent flow between counter-rotating concentric cylinders: a ...  

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We report three-dimensional direct numerical simulations of the turbulent flow ... Comparisons between the standard Taylor–Couette system (rotating inner cylinder, .... 2004) and implemented using the message passing interface (MPI). ..... (negative peak), ZC0, provides a measure for the characteristic size of the near-wall.

S. DONG

2008-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

398

Turbulent heating of the corona and solar wind: the heliospheric  

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resembles magnetic lines of force Eclipse observations show the `solar corona' Thomson-scattered white light ­ photospheric light scattered from dust, solar spectrum remains ­ `zodiacal light' E corona ­ emission linesTurbulent heating of the corona and solar wind: the heliospheric dark energy problem Stuart D. Bale

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LES Simulations of Turbulent Combustion in a Type Ia Supernovae  

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to be thermonuclear explosions of white dwarfs. SNIa are important sources of energy and chemical elements deposited of the burning are all determined by the speed of thermonuclear burning [27]. The problem of turbulent combustion. The mechanism and the speed of thermonuclear burning in SNIa remain an unsolved theoretical problem. A recent

New York at Stoney Brook, State University of

400

Anisotropic MHD Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and Solar Wind  

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in k-space Energy cascade rate: (k) k E(k) { Energy spectrum: = constant E(k)dk = total energy = 5;Globally isotropic 2D energy spectrum (logarithmic contours) +0 #12;Current sheet formation intense current. Bhattacharjee, K. Germaschewski S. Galtier #12;Outline · Introduction · Global anisotropy: weak MHD turbulence

Ng, Chung-Sang

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Anisotropic MHD Turbulence C. S. Ng and A. Bhattacharjee  

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cascade rate:!(k) " k# E(k)$ { Energy spectrum: = constant E(k)! dk = total energy ! " = 5/2, # = 3], power spectra for the total kinetic energy (a) and for the total magnetic energy (b) The best fit · 2D MHD turbulence simulations -- globally isotropic with local anisotropy · Conclusion · Global

Ng, Chung-Sang

402

Uncovering the Lagrangian Skeleton of Turbulence Manikandan Mathur,1  

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April 2007) We present a technique that uncovers the Lagrangian building blocks of turbulence, and apply, strain, and energy have all been suggested as defining quantities [1,2]. However, different definitions through sources and sinks in the bottom of the tank, thus producing near the bottom of the tank

Texas at Austin. University of

403

Kinematics of Turbulence Convected by a Random Wave Field  

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Turbulent velocity spectra measured beneath wind waves show a large enhancement about the central wave frequency. A “5/3" frequency dependence can be seen both above and below the central peak, but with an apparent increase in spectral density at ...

J. L. Lumley; E. A. Terray

1983-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implicit large eddy simulations of anisotropic weakly compressible turbulence with application to core-collapse supernovae  

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(Abridged) In the implicit large eddy simulation (ILES) paradigm, the dissipative nature of high-resolution shock-capturing schemes is exploited to provide an implicit model of turbulence. Recent 3D simulations suggest that turbulence might play a crucial role in core-collapse supernova explosions, however the fidelity with which turbulence is simulated in these studies is unclear. Especially considering that the accuracy of ILES for the regime of interest in CCSN, weakly compressible and strongly anisotropic, has not been systematically assessed before. In this paper we assess the accuracy of ILES using numerical methods most commonly employed in computational astrophysics by means of a number of local simulations of driven, weakly compressible, anisotropic turbulence. We report a detailed analysis of the way in which the turbulent cascade is influenced by the numerics. Our results suggest that anisotropy and compressibility in CCSN turbulence have little effect on the turbulent kinetic energy spectrum and a...

Radice, David; Ott, Christian D

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Prediction of the Proton-to-Total Turbulent Heating in the Solar Wind  

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This paper employs a recent turbulent heating prescription to predict the ratio of proton-to-total heating due to the kinetic dissipation of Alfvenic turbulence as a function of heliocentric distance. Comparing to a recent empirical estimate for this turbulent heating ratio in the high-speed solar wind, the prediction shows good agreement with the empirical estimate for R >~ 0.8 AU, but predicts less ion heating than the empirical estimate at smaller heliocentric radii. At these smaller radii, the turbulent heating prescription, calculated in the gyrokinetic limit, fails because the turbulent cascade is predicted to reach the proton cyclotron frequency before Landau damping terminates the cascade. These findings suggest that the turbulent cascade can reach the proton cyclotron frequency at R ~ 0.8 AU, this turbulent heating prescription contains all of the necessary physical mechanisms needed to reproduce the empirically estimated proton-to-total heating ratio.

Howes, G G

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

THERMAL NEUTRON BACKSCATTER IMAGING.  

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Objects of various shapes, with some appreciable hydrogen content, were exposed to fast neutrons from a pulsed D-T generator, resulting in a partially-moderated spectrum of backscattered neutrons. The thermal component of the backscatter was used to form images of the objects by means of a coded aperture thermal neutron imaging system. Timing signals from the neutron generator were used to gate the detection system so as to record only events consistent with thermal neutrons traveling the distance between the target and the detector. It was shown that this time-of-flight method provided a significant improvement in image contrast compared to counting all events detected by the position-sensitive {sup 3}He proportional chamber used in the imager. The technique may have application in the detection and shape-determination of land mines, particularly non-metallic types.

VANIER,P.; FORMAN,L.; HUNTER,S.; HARRIS,E.; SMITH,G.

2004-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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DNS on turbulent heat transfer of viscoelastic fluid flow in a plane channel with transverse rectangular orifices  

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Heat-transfer characteristics of a viscoelastic turbulence past rectangular orifices were investigated in the context of the reduction effects of fluid elasticity on drag and heat transfer. To simulate the fully-developed channel flow through transverse orifices located periodically at intervals of 6.4 times channel height, we imposed periodic conditions at the upstream and downstream boundaries. To discuss the dissimilarity between the velocity and thermal fields, the molecular Prandtl number was set to be 1.0 and any temperature dependence of the fluid and rheological properties was not considered. In the present condition, the ratio of the reduction rates in drag and heat transfer was found to be 2.8:1.0, revealing that the present flow configuration is better than a smooth channel for avoiding the heat-transfer reduction. This phenomenon was attributed to the sustainment of the quasi-streamwise vortex downstream of the reattachment point despite the absence of strong spanwise vortices emanating from the orifice edge in the viscoelastic fluid. The longitudinal vortices behind the reattachment point caused a high turbulent heat flux and increased the local Nusselt number.

Takahiro Tsukahara; Tomohiro Kawase; Yasuo Kawaguchi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Millennium Arecibo 21-cm Absorption Line Survey. IV. Statistics of Magnetic Field, Column Density, and Turbulence  

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We discuss observations of the magnetic field, column density, and turbulence in the Cold Neutral Medium (CNM). The observed quantities are only indirectly related to the intrinsic astronomical ones. We relate the observed and intrinsic quantities by relating their univariate and bivariate probability distribution functions (pdfs). We find that observations of the line-of-sight component of magnetic field do not constrain the pdf of the total field very well, but do constrain the median value of the total field. In the CNM, we find a well-defined median magnetic field 6.0 +/-1.8 microGauss. The CNM magnetic field dominates thermal motions. Turbulence and magnetism are in approximate equipartition. We find the probability distribution of HI column density Nperp in the sheets closely follows Nperp^-1 over a range of two orders of magnitude, 0.026 < Nperp < 2.6 (times 10^20 cm^-2). The bivariate distributions are not well enough determined to constrain structural models of CNM sheets.

Carl Heiles; T. H. Troland

2005-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

409

Turbulent boundary-layer control with plasma actuators  

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...oscillation. When the non-dimensional...discharge (DBD) plasma actuators in air at atmospheric conditions. 2...corrected for any thermal influence of the plasma based on temperature...2007Airflow control by non-thermal plasma actuatorsJ. Phys...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Thermal ignition combustion system  

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The thermal ignition combustion system comprises means for providing walls defining an ignition chamber, the walls being made of a material having a thermal conductivity greater than 20 W/m C and a specific heat greater than 480 J/kg C with the ignition chamber being in constant communication with the main combustion chamber, means for maintaining the temperature of the walls above a threshold temperature capable of causing ignition of a fuel, and means for conducting fuel to the ignition chamber. 8 figs.

Kamo, R.; Kakwani, R.M.; Valdmanis, E.; Woods, M.E.

1988-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Scattering Solar Thermal Concentrators  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

"This fact sheet describes a scattering solar thermal concentrators project awarded under the DOE's 2012 SunShot Concentrating Solar Power R&D award program. The team, led by the Pennsylvania State University, is working to demonstrate a new, scattering-based approach to concentrating sunlight that aims to improve the overall performance and reliability of the collector field. The research team aims to show that scattering solar thermal collectors are capable of achieving optical performance equal to state-of-the-art parabolic trough systems, but with the added benefits of immunity to wind-load tracking error, more efficient land use, and utilization of stationary receivers."

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Thermal ignition combustion system  

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The thermal ignition combustion system comprises means for providing walls defining an ignition chamber, the walls being made of a material having a thermal conductivity greater than 20 W/m.degree. C. and a specific heat greater than 480 J/kg.degree. C. with the ignition chamber being in constant communication with the main combustion chamber, means for maintaining the temperature of the walls above a threshold temperature capable of causing ignition of a fuel, and means for conducting fuel to the ignition chamber.

Kamo, Roy (Columbus, IN); Kakwani, Ramesh M. (Columbus, IN); Valdmanis, Edgars (Columbus, IN); Woods, Melvins E. (Columbus, IN)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal ignition combustion system  

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A thermal ignition combustion system adapted for use with an internal combustion engine is described comprising: (a) means for providing ignition chamber walls defining an ignition chamber, the chamber walls being made of a material having a thermal conductivity greater than 20 W/m/sup 0/C. and a specific heat greater than 480J/kg/sup 0/C., the ignition chamber being in constant communication with the main combustion chamber; (b) means for maintaining the temperature of the chamber walls above a threshold temperature capable of causing ignition of a fuel; and (c) means for conducting fuel to the ignition chamber.

Kamo, R.; Kakwani, R.M.; Valdmanis, E.; Woods, M.E.

1988-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

414

Thermal test options  

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Shipping containers for radioactive materials must be qualified to meet a thermal accident environment specified in regulations, such at Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 71. Aimed primarily at the shipping container design, this report discusses the thermal testing options available for meeting the regulatory requirements, and states the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The principal options considered are testing with radiant heat, furnaces, and open pool fires. The report also identifies some of the facilities available and current contacts. Finally, the report makes some recommendations on the appropriate use of these different testing methods.

Koski, J.A.; Keltner, N.R.; Sobolik, K.B.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Turbulence radiation interaction in Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations of nonpremixed piloted turbulent laboratory-scale flames  

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Numerical simulation results are presented for two axisymmetric, nonluminous turbulent piloted jet diffusion flames: Sandia Flame D (SFD) and Delft Flame III (DFIII). Turbulence is represented by a Reynolds stress transport model, while chemistry is modeled by means of steady laminar flamelets. We use the preassumed PDF approach for turbulence-chemistry interaction. A weighted sum of gray gases model is used for the gas radiative properties. The radiative transfer equation is solved using the discrete ordinates method in the conservative finite-volume formulation. The radiative loss leads to a decrease in mean temperature, but does not significantly influence the flow and mixing fields, in terms either of mean values or of rms values of fluctuations. A systematic analysis of turbulence-radiation interaction (TRI) is carried out. By considering five different TRI formulations, and comparing also with a simple optically thin model, individual TRI contributions are isolated and quantified. For both flames, effects are demonstrated of (1) influence of temperature fluctuations on the mean Planck function, (2) temperature and composition fluctuations on the mean absorption coefficient, and (3) correlation between absorption coefficient and Planck function. The strength of the last effect is stronger in DFIII than in SFD, because of stronger turbulence-chemistry interaction and lower mean temperature in DFIII. The impact of the choice of TRI model on the prediction of the temperature-sensitive minor species NO is determined in a postprocessing step with fixed flow and mixing fields. Best agreement for NO is obtained using the most complete representation of TRI. (author)

Habibi, A.; Merci, B. [Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics, Ghent University, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium); Roekaerts, D. [Delft University of Technology, Delft (Netherlands)

2007-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

416

Supernovae Driven Turbulence In The Interstellar Medium  

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I model the multi-phase interstellar medium (ISM) randomly heated and shocked by supernovae, with gravity, differential rotation and other parameters we understand to be typical of the solar neighbourhood. The simulations are 3D extending horizontally 1 x 1 kpc squared and vertically 2 kpc, symmetric about the galactic mid-plane. They routinely span gas number densities 1/10000 to 100 per cubic cm, temperatures 100 to 100 MK, speeds up to 10000 km/s and Mach number up to 25. Radiative cooling is applied from two widely adopted parameterizations, and compared directly to assess the sensitivity of the results to cooling. There is strong evidence to describe the ISM as comprising well defined cold, warm and hot regions, which are statistically close to thermal and total pressure equilibrium. This result is not sensitive to the choice of parameters considered here. The distribution of the gas density within each can be robustly modelled as lognormal. Appropriate distinction is required between the properties of t...

Gent, Frederick

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plants  

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ENERGY STORAGE FOR CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER PLANTS,”Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Thermal PowerThermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Thermal Power

Hardin, Corey Lee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plants  

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CHANGE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE FOR CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWERfor Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Thermalfor Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Thermal

Hardin, Corey Lee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Plants  

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and Background Solar thermal energy collection is anCHANGE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE FOR CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWERfor Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Thermal

Hardin, Corey Lee

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Thermal barrier coating  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thermal barrier coating for hot gas path components of a combustion turbine based on a zirconia-scandia system. A layer of zirconium scandate having the hexagonal Zr.sub.3 Sc.sub.4 O.sub.12 structure is formed directly on a superalloy substrate or on a bond coat formed on the substrate.

Bowker, Jeffrey Charles (Gibsonia, PA); Sabol, Stephen M. (Orlando, FL); Goedjen, John G. (Oviedo, FL)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal management of nanoelectronics  

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-state thermoelectric on- spot cooling, requiring efficient thermoelectric materials that can be integrated with the IC are further complicated by the fact that the material's ability to conduct heat deteriorates when at the packaging level but also at the nanoscale materials and device levels. THERMAL CHALLENGES AT NANOSCALE One

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Thermal Reactor Safety  

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Information is presented concerning fire risk and protection; transient thermal-hydraulic analysis and experiments; class 9 accidents and containment; diagnostics and in-service inspection; risk and cost comparison of alternative electric energy sources; fuel behavior and experiments on core cooling in LOCAs; reactor event reporting analysis; equipment qualification; post facts analysis of the TMI-2 accident; and computational methods.

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Temperature Thermal Array for Next Generation Solar Thermal...  

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3 Q1 High-Temperature Thermal Array for Next Generation Solar Thermal Power Production - FY13 Q1 This document summarizes the progress of this Los Alamos National Laboratory...

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Impact of Ageing on Thermal Efficiency of Solar Thermal Collectors  

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Today it is common practice to calculate the performance of solar thermal systems or solar collectors based on the results of a thermal performance test carried out with a new solar collector. However, for an int...

Elke Streicher; Stephan Fischer…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Preliminary requirements for thermal storage subsystems in solar thermal applications  

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Methodologies for the analysis of value and comparing thermal storage concepts are presented. Value is a measure of worth and is determined by the cost of conventional fuel systems. Value data for thermal storage in large solar thermal electric power applications are presented. Thermal storage concepts must be compared when all are performing the same mission. A method for doing that analysis, called the ranking index, is derived. Necessary data to use the methodology are included.

Copeland, R.J.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Exploring parameterization for turbulent entrainmentmixing processes in clouds  

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Exploring Exploring parameterization for turbulent entrainment-mixing processes in clouds Chunsong Lu, 1,2 Yangang Liu, 2 Shengjie Niu, 1 Steven Krueger, 3 and Timothy Wagner 4 Received 11 July 2012; revised 29 November 2012; accepted 5 December 2012; published 16 January 2013. [1] Different turbulent entrainment-mixing processes (e.g., homogeneous and inhomogeneous) occur in clouds; accurate representation of these processes is critical for improving cloud-related parameterizations in large-scale models, but poorly understood and quantified. Using in situ aircraft observations over the U. S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Southern Great Plains site during the March 2000 Cloud Intensive Observation Period and numerical simulations with the Explicit Mixing Parcel Model (EMPM), here we explore the potential of using degree of homogeneous mixing

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Development of one-equation transition/turbulence models  

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This paper reports on the development of a unified one-equation model for the prediction of transitional and turbulent flows. An eddy viscosity--transport equation for nonturbulent fluctuation growth based on that proposed by Warren and Hassan is combined with the Spalart-Allmaras one-equation model for turbulent fluctuation growth. Blending of the two equations is accomplished through a multidimensional intermittency function based on the work of Dhawan and Narasimha. The model predicts both the onset and extent of transition. Low-speed test cases include transitional flow over a flat plate, a single element airfoil, and a multi-element airfoil in landing configuration. High-speed test cases include transitional Mach 3.5 flow over a 5{degree} cone and Mach 6 flow over a flared-cone configuration. Results are compared with experimental data, and the grid-dependence of selected predictions is analyzed.

Edwards, J.R.; Roy, C.J.; Blottner, F.G.; Hassan, H.A.

2000-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

428

Multiphase turbulent interstellar medium: some recent results from radio astronomy  

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The radio frequency 1.4 GHz transition of the atomic hydrogen is one of the important tracers of the diffuse neutral interstellar medium. Radio astronomical observations of this transition, using either a single dish telescope or an array interferometer, reveal different properties of the interstellar medium. Such observations are particularly useful to study the multiphase nature and turbulence in the interstellar gas. Observations with multiple radio telescopes have recently been used to study these two closely related aspects in greater detail. Using various observational techniques, the density and the velocity fluctuations in the Galactic interstellar medium was found to have a Kolmogorov-like power law power spectra. The observed power law scaling of the turbulent velocity dispersion with the length scale can be used to derive the true temperature distribution of the medium. Observations from a large ongoing atomic hydrogen absorption line survey have also been used to study the distribution of gas at d...

Roy, Nirupam

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Coherent structures in ion temperature gradient turbulence-zonal flow  

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Nonlinear stationary structure formation in the coupled ion temperature gradient (ITG)-zonal flow system is investigated. The ITG turbulence is described by a wave-kinetic equation for the action density of the ITG mode, and the longer scale zonal mode is described by a dynamic equation for the m?=?n?=?0 component of the potential. Two populations of trapped and untrapped drift wave trajectories are shown to exist in a moving frame of reference. This novel effect leads to the formation of nonlinear stationary structures. It is shown that the ITG turbulence can self-consistently sustain coherent, radially propagating modulation envelope structures such as solitons, shocks, and nonlinear wave trains.

Singh, Rameswar, E-mail: rameswar.singh@lpp.polytechnique.fr [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India); Singh, R. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India); WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); Kaw, P. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382 428 (India); Gürcan, Ö. D. [Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Diamond, P. H. [WCI Center for Fusion Theory, National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon 305-333 (Korea, Republic of); CMTFO and CASS, University of California, San Diego, California 92093 (United States)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

430

Validating a Time-Dependent Wave-Turbulence-Driven Model of the Solar Wind  

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Although the mechanisms responsible for heating the Sun's corona and accelerating the solar wind are still being actively investigated, it is largely accepted that photospheric motions provide the energy source and that the magnetic field must play a key role in the process. \\citet{2010ApJ...708L.116V} presented a model for heating and accelerating the solar wind based on the turbulent dissipation of Alfv\\'en waves. We first use a time-dependent model of the solar wind to reproduce one of \\citeauthor{2010ApJ...708L.116V}'s solutions; then we extend its application to the case when the energy equation includes thermal conduction and radiation losses, and the upper chromosphere is part of the computational domain. Using this model, we explore parameter space and describe the characteristics of a fast-solar-wind solution. We discuss how this formulation may be applied to a 3D MHD model of the coron a and solar wind \\citep{2009ApJ...690..902L}.

Lionello, Roberto; Downs, Cooper; Linker, Jon A; Miki?, Zoran; Verdini, Andrea

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Thermal Storage of Solar Energy  

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Thermal storage is needed to improve the efficiency and usefulness of solar thermal systems. The paper indicates the main storage ... which would greatly increase the practical use of solar energy — is more diffi...

H. Tabor

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Decay of swirl in turbulent two phase flow  

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decrease in Reynolds number. Also, it was found that within experimental accuracy the decay was independent of initial swirl intensity. Their theoretical analysis of swirl decay characteristics in turbulent flow and the experiments conducted were... concentrations of the Polyox were put into the water in a uniform procedure in order to obtain consist. ent results. A venturi mixer was designed and used to di perse the polymer particles into the water in the mixing tank. The vigorous stir- ring bv the jet...

Neeley, Patrick Foster

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

433

Residual turbulence from velocity shear stabilized interchange instabilities  

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The stabilizing effect of velocity shear on the macroscopic, broad bandwidth, ideal interchange instability is studied in linear and nonlinear regimes. A 2D dissipative magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) code is employed to simulate the system. For a given flow shear, V Prime , linear growth rates are shown to be suppressed to below the shear-free level at both the small and large wavelengths. With increasing V Prime , the unstable band in wavenumber-space shrinks so that the peak growth results for modes that correspond to relatively high wavenumbers, on the scale of the density gradient. In the nonlinear turbulent steady state, a similar turbulent spectrum obtains, and the convection cells are roughly circular. In addition, the density fluctuation level and the degree of flattening of the initial inverted density profile are found to decrease as V Prime increases; in fact, unstable modes are almost completely stabilized and the density profile reverts to laminar when V Prime is a few times the classic interchange growth rate. Moreover, the turbulent particle flux diminishes with increasing velocity shear such that all the flux is carried by the classical diffusive flux in the asymptotic limit. The simulations are compared with measurements of magnetic fluctuations from the Maryland Centrifugal Experiment, MCX, which investigated interchange modes in the presence of velocity shear. The experimental spectral data, taken in the plasma edge, are in general agreement with the numerical data obtained in higher viscosity simulations for which the level of viscosity is chosen consistent with MCX Reynolds numbers at the edge. In particular, the residual turbulence in both cases is dominated by elongated convection cells. Finally, concomitant Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities in the system are also examined. Complete stability to interchanges is obtained only in the parameter space wherein the generalized Rayleigh inflexion theorem is satisfied.

Hung, C. P.; Hassam, A. B. [University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental evidence of accelerated energy transfer in turbulence  

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We investigate the vorticity dynamics in a turbulent vortex using scattering of acoustic waves. Two ultrasonic beams are adjusted to probe simultaneously two spatial scales in a given volume of the flow, thus allowing a dual channel recording of the dynamics of coherent vorticity structures. Our results show that this allows one to measure the average energy transfer time between different spatial length scales, and that such transfer goes faster at smaller scales.

R. Labbé; C. Baudet; G. Bustamante

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

435

Advances in three-dimensional turbulence measurement capability  

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Requirements for three-dimensional turbulence velocity measurements for wind turbine purposes have recently led to advances in anemometer accuracy and resolution, particularly for situations when the angle of the wind relative to the anemometer axis is large. New precision calibration data for a complete three-dimensional UVW propeller anemometer are presented. Repeatability of calibration data and comparison with previous calibrations are shown. Special attention is given to the calibration of the crosswind components, V and W. 4 refs., 9 figs.

Connell, J.R.; Morris, V.R.

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of buoyant turbulent flow. Final report  

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Two models have been developed for predicting low Reynolds number turbulent flows in the free and mixed convection regimes. One, the KEM model, is based on the notion of eddy diffusivities for momentum and heat. The other, the ASM model, is based on algebraic relations derived for the anisotropic turbulent fluxes by suitable truncation of the parent transport equations. Both formulations apply to variable property flows with high overheat ratios. A comparison between measurements and predictions for the case of the vertical plate shows that both models yield fairly accurate results for the mean flow and heat transfer. As a result, only the simpler of the two models, the KEM, was used to predict the cavity flows. Predictions for the case of the vertical flat plate show excellent agreement with measurements of mean velocity, temperature and Nusselt number. Nearwall results predicted by both models reveal the existence of a 1/3 power-law dependence. Regions of negative buoyant and shear production of turbulence kinetic energy are clearly revealed by the calculations. Calculations of the cavity configuration were performed for the free and mixed flow conditions. Fairly good agreement is obtained between measurements and predictions of the velocity and temperature fields. Many of the complex characteristics of heated cavity flows, revealed experimentally, are resolved numerically. Although differing in absolute value, calculations of the cavity Nusselt number show trends which are in accord with the measurements. Thus, in the free convection regime it is shown that when the cavity is tilted forwards stable stratification of fluid dampens the turbulence fluctuations which works to reduce heat transfer.

Humphrey, J.A.C.; Sherman, F.S.; To, W.M.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Simulations of Turbulent Flows with Strong Shocks and Density Variations  

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In this report, we present the research efforts made by our group at UCLA in the SciDAC project ���¢��������Simulations of turbulent flows with strong shocks and density variations���¢�������. We use shock-fitting methodologies as an alternative to shock-capturing schemes for the problems where a well defined shock is present. In past five years, we have focused on development of high-order shock-fitting Navier-Stokes solvers for perfect gas flow and thermochemical non-equilibrium flow and simulation of shock-turbulence interaction physics for very strong shocks. Such simulation has not been possible before because the limitation of conventional shock capturing methods. The limitation of shock Mach number is removed by using our high-order shock-fitting scheme. With the help of DOE and TeraGrid/XSEDE super computing resources, we have obtained new results which show new trends of turbulence statistics behind the shock which were not known before. Moreover, we are also developing tools to consider multi-species non-equilibrium flows. The main results are in three areas: (1) development of high-order shock-fitting scheme for perfect gas flow, (2) Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of interaction of realistic turbulence with moderate to very strong shocks using super computing resources, and (3) development and implementation of models for computation of mutli-species non-quilibrium flows with shock-fitting codes.

Zhong, Xiaolin

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

438

THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE IN AQUIFERS WORKSHOP  

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Survey of Thermal Energy Storage in Aquifers Coupled withLow Temperature Thermal Energy Storage Program of Oak Ridgefor Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage: An Overview of the DOE-

Authors, Various

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Motor Thermal Management | Department of Energy  

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Merit Review and Peer Evaluation ape030bennion2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Motor Thermal Control Electric Motor Thermal Management Electric Motor Thermal Management...

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Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration ...  

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More Documents & Publications Motor Thermal Control Thermal Stress and Reliability for Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management...

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THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE IN AQUIFERS WORKSHOP  

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Scale Thermal Energy Storage for Cogeneration and Solarsolar captors, thermal effluents, low cost energy duringSeale Thermal Energy Storage for Cogeneration and Solar

Authors, Various

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Ocean Thermal Extractable Energy Visualization: Final Technical...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Ocean Thermal Extractable Energy Visualization: Final Technical Report Ocean Thermal Extractable Energy Visualization: Final Technical Report Report about the Ocean Thermal...

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THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE IN AQUIFERS WORKSHOP  

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Survey of Thermal Energy Storage in Aquifers Coupled withconcept of thermal energy storage in aquifers was suggestedAnnual Thermal Energy Storage Contractors' Information

Authors, Various

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Liquid metal thermal electric converter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A liquid metal thermal electric converter which converts heat energy to electrical energy. The design of the liquid metal thermal electric converter incorporates a unique configuration which directs the metal fluid pressure to the outside of the tube which results in the structural loads in the tube to be compressive. A liquid metal thermal electric converter refluxing boiler with series connection of tubes and a multiple cell liquid metal thermal electric converter are also provided.

Abbin, Joseph P. (Albuquerque, NM); Andraka, Charles E. (Albuquerque, NM); Lukens, Laurance L. (Albuquerque, NM); Moreno, James B. (Albuquerque, NM)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Terascale High-Fidelity Simulations of Turbulent Combustion with Detailed Chemistry: Spray Simulations  

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The Terascale High-Fidelity Simulations of Turbulent Combustion (TSTC) project is a multi-university collaborative effort to develop a high-fidelity turbulent reacting flow simulation capability utilizing terascale, massively parallel computer technology. The main paradigm of the approach is direct numerical simulation (DNS) featuring the highest temporal and spatial accuracy, allowing quantitative observations of the fine-scale physics found in turbulent reacting flows as well as providing a useful tool for development of sub-models needed in device-level simulations. Under this component of the TSTC program the simulation code named S3D, developed and shared with coworkers at Sandia National Laboratories, has been enhanced with new numerical algorithms and physical models to provide predictive capabilities for turbulent liquid fuel spray dynamics. Major accomplishments include improved fundamental understanding of mixing and auto-ignition in multi-phase turbulent reactant mixtures and turbulent fuel injection spray jets.

Rutland, Christopher J.

2009-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

446

Stability Regimes of Turbulent Nitrogen-Diluted Hydrogen Jet Flames  

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One option for combustion in zero-emission Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants is non-premixed combustion of nitrogen-diluted hydrogen in air. An important aspect to non-premixed combustion is flame stability or anchoring, though only a few fundamental stability studies of these flames have taken place to date. The following paper presents the results of experiments investigating the effects of nitrogen diluent fraction, jet diameter, and exit velocity on the static stability limits of a turbulent hydrogen jet flame issuing from a thin-lipped tube into a quiescent atmosphere. Four different stability limits are observed: detachment from the burner lip, reattachment to the burner lip, transition from a laminar lifted flame base to blowout or to a turbulent lifted flame, and transition from a turbulent lifted flame to blowout. The applicability of existing theories and correlations to the stability results is discussed. These results are an important step in assessing the viability of a non-premixed combustion approach using hydrogen diluted with nitrogen as a fuel.

Weiland, N.T.; Strakey, P.A.

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Profiles of heating in turbulent coronal magnetic loops  

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Context: The location of coronal heating in magnetic loops has been the subject of a long-lasting controversy: does it occur mostly at the loop footpoints, at the top, is it random, or is the average profile uniform? Aims: We try to address this question in model loops with MHD turbulence and a profile of density and/or magnetic field along the loop. Methods: We use the ShellAtm MHD turbulent heating model described in Buchlin & Velli (2006), with a static mass density stratification obtained by the HydRad model (Bradshaw & Mason 2003). This assumes the absence of any flow or heat conduction subsequent to the dynamic heating. Results: The average profile of heating is quasi-uniform, unless there is an expansion of the flux tube (non-uniform axial magnetic field) or the variation of the kinetic and magnetic diffusion coefficients with temperature is taken into account: in the first case the heating is enhanced at footpoints, whereas in the second case it is enhanced where the dominant diffusion coefficient is enhanced. Conclusions: These simulations shed light on the consequences on heating profiles of the complex interactions between physical effects involved in a non-uniform turbulent coronal loop.

E. Buchlin; P. J. Cargill; S. J. Bradshaw; M. Velli

2007-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

448

Gyrokinetic Particle Simulation of Compressible Electromagnetic Turbulence in High-? Plasmas  

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Supported by this award, the PI and his research group at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) have carried out computational and theoretical studies of instability, turbulence, and transport in laboratory and space plasmas. Several massively parallel, gyrokinetic particle simulation codes have been developed to study electromagnetic turbulence in space and laboratory plasmas. In space plasma projects, the simulation codes have been successfully applied to study the spectral cascade and plasma heating in kinetic Alfven wave turbulence, the linear and nonlinear properties of compressible modes including mirror instability and drift compressional mode, and the stability of the current sheet instabilities with finite guide field in the context of collisionless magnetic reconnection. The research results have been published in 25 journal papers and presented at many national and international conferences. Reprints of publications, source codes, and other research-related information are also available to general public on the PI’s webpage (http://phoenix.ps.uci.edu/zlin/). Two PhD theses in space plasma physics are highlighted in this report.

Lin, Zhihong

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

449

The conservative cascade of kinetic energy in compressible turbulence  

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The physical nature of compressible turbulence is of fundamental importance in a variety of astrophysical settings. We present the first direct evidence that mean kinetic energy cascades conservatively beyond a transitional "conversion" scale-range despite not being an invariant of the compressible flow dynamics. We use high-resolution three-dimensional simulations of compressible hydrodynamic turbulence on $512^3$ and $1024^3$ grids. We probe regimes of forced steady-state isothermal flows and of unforced decaying ideal gas flows. The key quantity we measure is pressure dilatation cospectrum, $E^{PD}(k)$, where we provide the first numerical evidence that it decays at a rate faster than $k^{-1}$ as a function of wavenumber. This is sufficient to imply that mean pressure dilatation acts primarily at large-scales and that kinetic and internal energy budgets statistically decouple beyond a transitional scale-range. Our results suggest that an extension of Kolmogorov's inertial-range theory to compressible turbulence is possible.

Hussein Aluie; Shengtai Li; Hui Li

2011-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

450

Mean- Field Approximation and a Small Parameter in Turbulence Theory  

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Numerical and physical experiments on two-dimensional (2d) turbulence show that the differences of transverse components of velocity field are well described by a gaussian statistics and Kolmogorov scaling exponents. In this case the dissipation fluctuations are irrelevant in the limit of small viscosity. In general, one can assume existence of critical space-dimensionality $d=d_{c}$, at which the energy flux and all odd-order moments of velocity difference change sign and the dissipation fluctuations become dynamically unimportant. At $d', leading to the observed gaussian statistics and Kolmogorov scaling of transverse velocity differences. It is shown that in the vicinity of $d=d_{c}$ the ratio of the relaxation and translation characteristic times decreases to zero, thus giving rise to a small parameter of the theory. The expressions for pressure and dissipation contributions to the exact equation for the generating function of transverse velocity differences are derived in the vicinity of $d=d_{c}$. The resulting equation describes experimental data on two-dimensional turbulence and demonstrate onset of intermittency as $d-d_{c}>0$ and $r/L\\to 0$ in three-dimensional flows in close agreement with experimental data. In addition, some new exact relations between correlation functions of velocity differences are derived. It is also predicted that the single-point pdf of transverse velocity difference in developing as well as in the large-scale stabilized two-dimensional turbulence is a gaussian.

Victor Yakhot

2000-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

451

The Dimits Shift in More Realistic Gyrokinetic Plasma Turbulence Simulations  

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In simulations of turbulent plasma transport due to long wavelength, (k?pi ? 1), electrostatic drift-type instabilities we find that a nonlinear upshift of the effective threshold persists. This `Dimits shift' represents the difference between the linear threshold, at the onset of instability, and the nonlinear threshold, where transport increases suddenly as the driving temperature gradient is increased. As the drive increases, the magnitudes of turbulent eddies and zonal ows grow until the zonal flows become nonlinearly unstable to 'tertiary' modes and their sheared ows no longer grow fast enough to strongly limit eddy size. The tertiary mode threshold sets the effective nonlinear threshold for the heat transport, and the Dimits shift arises when this occurs at a zonal flow magnitude greater than that needed to limit transport near the linear threshold. Nextgeneration tokamaks will likely benefit from the higher effective threshold for turbulent transport, and transport models should incorporate suitable corrections to linear thresholds. These gyrokinetic simulations are more realistic than previous reports of a Dimits shift because they include nonadiabatic electron dynamics, strong collisional damping of zonal flows, and finite electron and ion collisionality together with realistic shaped magnetic geometry. Reversing previously reported results based on idealized adiabatic electrons, we find that increasing collisionality reduces the heat flux because collisionality reduces the nonadiabatic electron drive.

D.R. Mikkelsen and W. Dorland

2008-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

452

Assessment of combustion submodels for turbulent nonpremixed hydrocarbon flames  

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Data bases generated by direct numerical simulation (DNS) of nonpremixed combustion are used to evaluate stationary laminar flamelet and conditional moment closure (CMC) models of turbulent combustion. The chemical kinetics used for the simulation and modeling is a systematically reduced two-step mechanism for hydrocarbon combustion. Heat release effects on the chemistry are included but a constant density assumption is used. Three different Reynolds numbers and a range of Damköhler numbers are considered. Two different versions of stationary laminar flamelet models are considered. In one version, the instantaneous turbulent scalar dissipation rate at stoichiometry is used to match the laminar flamelets, whereas in another version the conditional average of scalar dissipation at stoichiometry is used. In the CMC calculations, turbulent mixing is modelled by a presumed beta function pdf with the mixture fraction variance being the only input quantity and this is obtained from the DNS. CMC predictions of major and minor species are excellent and are always within 6% despite the presence of some local extinction. Both versions of flamelet models predict the major species with much less accuracy than this. The minor species predictions, and hence the reaction rate predictions, are even less accurate.

N. Swaminathan; R.W. Bilger

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

An observational study of turbulence in the SPBL  

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Turbulence in the stable planetary boundary layer (SPBL) is complicated by intermittency, gravity waves, long time scales and meso-scale forcing. Surface features and topography are also important. This study examines turbulence near the top of the SPBL with data taken from a network of 61 m towers. The focus is on the role of moderately complex terrain on turbulent intermittency and spatial variation. The Savannah River Site is {approx}150 km from the Atlantic Ocean and is characterized by rolling forested hills and an average elevation of {approx}80 m ASL. Typical variations in elevation are 50 m (peak to valley) with a horizontal scale of several km. The most important topographic feature is the Savannah River flood plain, which borders the SRS to the southwest. This flood plain is 3-7 km wide with an average elevation of 40 m ASL. Nine 60 meter towers are located on the SRS, generally at higher elevations (81 - 109 m ASL), except for the D tower which is in the Savannah River flood plain (elevation 43 m ASL). The Cl tower differs from the other 8 towers because it collects data at 2, 18, and 36 m as well as 61 m. The TV tower, located 8 km northwest of the SRS, is instrumented at 8 levels from the surface to 300 m.

Kurzeja, R.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Condensation of cloud microdroplets in homogeneous isotropic turbulence  

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The growth by condensation of small water droplets in a three-dimensional homogeneous isotropic turbulent flow is considered. Within a simple model of advection and condensation, the dynamics and growth of millions of droplets are integrated. A droplet-size spectra broadening is obtained and it is shown to increase with the Reynolds number of turbulence, by means of two series of direct numerical simulations at increasing resolution. This is a key point towards a proper evaluation of the effects of turbulence for condensation in warm clouds, where the Reynolds numbers typically achieve huge values. The obtained droplet-size spectra broadening as a function of the Reynolds number is shown to be consistent with dimensional arguments. A generalization of this expectation to Reynolds numbers not accessible by DNS is proposed, yielding upper and lower bounds to the actual size-spectra broadening. A further DNS matching the large scales of the system suggests consistency of the picture drawn, while additional effort is needed to evaluate the impact of this effect for condensation in more realistic cloud conditions.

Alessandra S. Lanotte; Agnese Seminara; Federico Toschi

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

455

Transient vortex events in the initial value problem for turbulence  

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A vorticity surge event that could be a paradigm for a wide class of bursting events in turbulence is studied to examine how the energy cascade is established and how this event could serve as a new test of LES turbulence models. This vorticity surge event is tied to the formation of the energy cascade in a direct numerical simulation by the traditional signatures of a turbulent energy cascade such as spectra approaching -5/3 and strongly Beltramized vortex tubes. A coherent mechanism is suggested by the nearly simultaneous development of a maximum of the peak vorticity $\\|\\omega\\|_\\infty$, growth of the dissipation, the appearance of a helically aligned local vortex configuration and strong, transient oscillations in the helicity wavenumber spectrum. This coherence is also examined for two LES models, a traditional purely dissipative eddy viscosity model and a modern method (LANS$-\\alpha$) that respects the nonlinear transport properties of fluids. Both LES models properly represent the spectral energy and energy dissipation associated with this vorticity surge event. However, only the model that preserves nonlinear fluid transport properties reproduces the helical properties, including Beltrami-like vortex tubes.

Darryl D. Holm; Robert M. Kerr

2001-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

456

3-D Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer and Turbulent Flow in a Receiver Tube of Solar Parabolic Trough Concentrator with Louvered Twisted-tape Inserts  

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Abstract High temperature and higher-thermal efficiency for CSP cycles are main goals to improve trough collector's technologies. For a parabolic trough collector the major factor for optimum heat transfer from sun to the heat transfer fluid passing in the absorber tube is to have high convection heat transfer coefficient. Literature shows that absorber tubes with various tape inserts are used and recommended to produce high convection coefficient. Typical twisted-tape (TT) enhances heat exchange between tube surface and working fluid by generating turbulent swirling flow. In this study, enhancement of convection coefficient in the receiver tube of a solar parabolic trough concentrator that the absorber tube is equipped with a new perforated louvered twisted- tape (LTT) is studied numerically. For numerical simulations three different twist ratios (TR), TR=y/W= 2.67, 4, 5.33 (y is the length required for one twist and W is the width of the tape) are used in an experimental laboratory trough collector. Flow is assumed turbulent due to louvered perforated surface and rotational shape of the tape. For thermal boundary condition, non- uniform wall solar heat flux is determined by Soltrace code on the outer surface of the absorber tube. Heat transfer rate and pressure drop are determined for fully developed condition for several Reynolds numbers based on the tube diameter and flow mean velocity. Results show that the heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop increase significantly in comparison with a typical plain twisted-tape in the tube and a plain tube.

Sh. Ghadirijafarbeigloo; A.H. Zamzamian; M. Yaghoubi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Low Conductivity Thermal Barrier Coatings  

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Low Conductivity Thermal Barrier Coatings A Dissertation Presented to The Faculty of the School conductivity of the coatings. The minimum thermal conductivity occurs at a low rotation rate and is 0.8 W intrinsic thermal conductivity, good phase stability and greater resistance to sintering and CMAS attack

Wadley, Haydn

458

LSPE Interim Stowage Thermal Constraints  

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-arm and thermal battery timers require operating temperatures at or above +40°F for reliable starting when·, ' LSPE Interim Stowage Thermal Constraints· Nl,;. ATM1080 PAGE 1 OF 13 DATE 15 December l97l constraints required for thermal integrity are defined. Prepared by:.:Z4·:..=..-~31!::..--.::..·~-:·::....-c

Rathbun, Julie A.

459

Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics  

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Thermal-Hydraulics Thermal-Hydraulics Dr. Tanju Sofu, Argonne National Laboratory In a power reactor, the energy produced in fission reaction manifests itself as heat to be removed by a coolant and utilized in a thermodynamic energy conversion cycle to produce electricity. A simplified schematic of a typical nuclear power plant is shown in the diagram below. Primary coolant loop Steam Reactor Heat exchanger Primary pump Secondary pump Condenser Turbine Water Although this process is essentially the same as in any other steam plant configuration, the power density in a nuclear reactor core is typically four orders of magnitude higher than a fossil fueled plant and therefore it poses significant heat transfer challenges. Maximum power that can be obtained from a nuclear reactor is often limited by the

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Thermalization through parton transport  

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A radiative transport model is used to study kinetic equilibration during the early stage of a relativistic heavy ion collision. The parton system is found to be able to overcome expansion and move toward thermalization via parton collisions. Scaling behaviors show up in both the pressure anisotropy and the energy density evolutions. In particular, the pressure anisotropy evolution shows an approximate alpha_s scaling when radiative processes are included. It approaches an asymptotic time evolution on a time scale of 1 to 2 fm/c. The energy density evolution shows an asymptotic time evolution that decreases slower than the ideal hydro evolution. These observations indicate that partial thermalization can be achieved and viscosity is important for the evolution during the early longitudinal expansion stage of a relativistic heavy ion collision.

Bin Zhang

2009-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Thermal energy storage  

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Various types of thermal stares for solar systems are surveyed which include: long-term water stores for solar systems; ground storage using soil as an interseasonal energy store; ground-water aquifers; pebble or rock bed storage; phase change storage; solar ponds; high temperature storage; and cold stores for solar air conditioning system. The use of mathematical models for analysis of the storage systems is considered

W.E.J. Neal

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Cylindrical thermal contact conductance  

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of the Mahr-Federal, Inc. respectively facilitated and provided the necessary surface metrology data of the test pieces. Mr. Claude Davis of Corning, Inc. obtained the thermophysical properties of the Ultra Low Expansion Titanium Silicate glass used... as thermal expansion standard. The engineers at National Instruments provided some much-needed advice and software for programming the data acquisition system. The TAMU Physics Machine Shop provided design advice and a couple of last...

Ayers, George Harold

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

463

Thermally actuated thermionic switch  

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A thermally actuated thermionic switch which responds to an increase of temperature by changing from a high impedance to a low impedance at a predictable temperature set point. The switch has a bistable operation mode switching only on temperature increases. The thermionic material may be a metal which is liquid at the desired operation temperature and held in matrix in a graphite block reservoir, and which changes state (ionizes, for example) so as to be electrically conductive at a desired temperature.

Barrus, D.M.; Shires, C.D.

1982-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

464

Analytical description for field-line wandering in strong magnetic turbulence  

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We investigate analytically the random walk of magnetic field lines. In previous analytical treatments of field line wandering or random walk, it was assumed that the turbulent magnetic field is much weaker than the mean field. In the present paper, we develop an improved analytical method to describe the stochastic properties of turbulent magnetic fields. This approach is an extension of the standard theory of field line wandering and can be applied to weak as well as to strong magnetic turbulence.

A. Shalchi; J. A. le Roux; G. M. Webb; G. P. Zank

2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

465

Mobile Window Thermal Test  

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Mobile Window Thermal Test (MoWiTT) Facility Mobile Window Thermal Test (MoWiTT) Facility winter.jpg (469135 bytes) The window has come a long way since the days when it was a single pane of glass in a wood frame. Low-emissivity windows were designed to help buildings retain some of the energy that would have leaked out of less efficient windows. Designing efficient window-and-frame systems is one strategy for reducing the energy use of buildings. But the net energy flowing through a window is a combination of temperature- driven thermal flows and transmission of incident solar energy, both of which vary with time. U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), the window properties that control these flows, depend partly on ambient conditions. Window energy flows can affect how much energy a building uses, depending on when the window flows are available to help meet other energy demands within the building, and when they are adverse, adding to building energy use. This leads to a second strategy for reducing building energy use: using the beneficial solar gain available through a window, either for winter heating or for daylighting, while minimizing adverse flows.

466

THE COLLAPSE OF TURBULENT CORES AND RECONNECTION DIFFUSION  

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In order for a molecular cloud clump to form stars, some transport of magnetic flux is required from the denser internal regions to the outer regions; otherwise, this can prevent the gravitational collapse. Fast magnetic reconnection, which takes place in the presence of turbulence, can induce a process of reconnection diffusion that has been elaborated on in earlier theoretical works. We have named this process turbulent reconnection diffusion, or simply RD. This paper continues our numerical study of this process and its implications. In particular, we extend our studies of RD in cylindrical clouds and consider more realistic clouds with spherical gravitational potentials (from embedded stars); we also account for the effects of the gas self-gravity. We demonstrate that, within our setup reconnection, diffusion is efficient. We have also identified the conditions under which RD becomes strong enough to make an initially subcritical cloud clump supercritical and induce its collapse. Our results indicate that the formation of a supercritical core is regulated by a complex interplay between gravity, self-gravity, the magnetic field strength, and nearly transonic and trans-Alfvénic turbulence; therefore, it is very sensitive to the initial conditions of the system. In particular, self-gravity helps RD and, as a result, the magnetic field decoupling from the collapsing gas becomes more efficient compared with the case of an external gravitational field. Our simulations confirm that RD can transport magnetic flux from the core of collapsing clumps to the envelope, but only a few of them become nearly critical or supercritical sub-Alfvénic cores, which is consistent with the observations. Furthermore, we have found that the supercritical cores built up in our simulations develop a predominantly helical magnetic field geometry that is also consistent with recent observations. Finally, we have also evaluated the effective values of the turbulent RD coefficient in our simulations and found that they are much larger than the numerical diffusion coefficient, especially for initially trans-Alfvénic clouds, thus ensuring that the detected magnetic flux removal is due to the action of turbulent RD rather than numerical diffusivity.

Leão, M. R. M.; De Gouveia Dal Pino, E. M.; Santos-Lima, R. [Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Universidade de São Paulo, R. do Matão, 1226, São Paulo, SP 05508-090 (Brazil); Lazarian, A., E-mail: mleao@ime.unicamp.br, E-mail: dalpino@astro.iag.usp.br, E-mail: rlima@astro.iag.usp.br, E-mail: alazarian@facstaff.wisc.edu [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States)

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Fundamental Statistical Descriptions of Plasma Turbulence in Magnetic Fields  

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A pedagogical review of the historical development and current status (as of early 2000) of systematic statistical theories of plasma turbulence is undertaken. Emphasis is on conceptual foundations and methodology, not practical applications. Particular attention is paid to equations and formalism appropriate to strongly magnetized, fully ionized plasmas. Extensive reference to the literature on neutral-fluid turbulence is made, but the unique properties and problems of plasmas are emphasized throughout. Discussions are given of quasilinear theory, weak-turbulence theory, resonance-broadening theory, and the clump algorithm. Those are developed independently, then shown to be special cases of the direct-interaction approximation (DIA), which provides a central focus for the article. Various methods of renormalized perturbation theory are described, then unified with the aid of the generating-functional formalism of Martin, Siggia, and Rose. A general expression for the renormalized dielectric function is deduced and discussed in detail. Modern approaches such as decimation and PDF methods are described. Derivations of DIA-based Markovian closures are discussed. The eddy-damped quasinormal Markovian closure is shown to be nonrealizable in the presence of waves, and a new realizable Markovian closure is presented. The test-field model and a realizable modification thereof are also summarized. Numerical solutions of various closures for some plasma-physics paradigms are reviewed. The variational approach to bounds on transport is developed. Miscellaneous topics include Onsager symmetries for turbulence, the interpretation of entropy balances for both kinetic and fluid descriptions, self-organized criticality, statistical interactions between disparate scales, and the roles of both mean and random shear. Appendices are provided on Fourier transform conventions, dimensional and scaling analysis, the derivations of nonlinear gyrokinetic and gyrofluid equations, stochasticity criteria for quasilinear theory, formal aspects of resonance-broadening theory, Novikov's theorem, the treatment of weak inhomogeneity, the derivation of the Vlasov weak-turbulence wave kinetic equation from a fully renormalized description, some features of a code for solving the direct-interaction approximation and related Markovian closures, the details of the solution of the EDQNM closure for a solvable three-wave model, and the notation used in the article.

John A. Krommes

2001-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

468

Characterization of Fuego for laminar and turbulent natural convection heat transfer.  

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A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis is conducted for internal natural convection heat transfer using the low Mach number code Fuego. The flow conditions under investigation are primarily laminar, transitional, or low-intensity level turbulent flows. In the case of turbulent boundary layers at low-level turbulence or transitional Reynolds numbers, the use of standard wall functions no longer applies, in general, for wall-bounded flows. One must integrate all the way to the wall in order to account for gradients in the dependent variables in the viscous sublayer. Fuego provides two turbulence models in which resolution of the near-wall region is appropriate. These models are the v2-f turbulence model and a Launder-Sharma, low-Reynolds number turbulence model. Two standard geometries are considered: the annulus formed between horizontal concentric cylinders and a square enclosure. Each geometry emphasizes wall shear flow and complexities associated with turbulent or near turbulent boundary layers in contact with a motionless core fluid. Overall, the Fuego simulations for both laminar and turbulent flows compared well to measured data, for both geometries under investigation, and to a widely accepted commercial CFD code (FLUENT).

Francis, Nicholas Donald, Jr. (,; .)

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Studies on the effect of turbulence on the performance characteristics of a spark-ignition engine  

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Turbulence in a spark-ignition engine significantly influences the performance and emission characteristics. Furthermore, it has been recognised that the presence of turbulence in the inlet manifold of a spark-ignition engine up to a certain level does improve the fuel economy. Hence, in this article, experimental investigations relating to the effect of turbulence generation in the inlet manifold on the overall performance of a spark-ignition engine are reported. Turbulence generators creating 50 and 75 per cent blockage with delta-wing-type blades were used in the inlet manifold of a single-cylinder spark-ignition engine. Subsequently, blade-type turbulence generation were introduced in the same manifold. A comparison between the two cases was made with reference to the overall performance of the engine by measuring the engine power and the turbulence with the help of a hot-wire anemometer. These investigations have shown that blade-type turbulence generators create a significantly larger amount of turbulence, leading to a loss of engine power compared with the delta-wing-shaped generator. However, it is noticed that there is a slight improvement in the performance of the engine when the delta-wing-type of turbulence generator is used compared with the conventional engine.

M.K. Gajendra Babu; R. Sabharwal; P. Sarcar; J.P. Subrahmanyam

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Amplification of ion-acoustic turbulence upon electron-cyclotron heating of plasma  

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In this paper, we present the results of the study of ion-acoustic turbulence upon electron-cyclotron heating of low-temperature plasma in a TAU-...

G. M. Batanov; L. V. Kolik; D. V. Malakhov…

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - alfven wave turbulence Sample Search Results  

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Union 2003 Magnetic field turbulence, electron heating, magnetic holes, proton cyclotron waves... the heating events. We propose a scenario which can link the above ......

472

E-Print Network 3.0 - air pollution turbulence Sample Search...  

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Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: air pollution turbulence Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Air Pollution Physics and Chemistry...

473

Development of Interfacial Structure in a Confined Air-Water Cap-Turbulent and Churn-Turbulent Flow  

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The objective of the present work is to study and model the interfacial structure development of air-water two-phase flow in a confined test section. Experiments of a total of 9 flow conditions in cap-turbulent and churn-turbulent flow regimes are carried out in a vertical air-water upward two-phase flow experimental loop with a test section of 200-mm in width and 10-mm in gap. Miniaturized four-sensor conductivity probes are used to measure local two-phase parameters at three different elevations for each flow condition. The bubbles captured by the probes are categorized into two groups in view of the two-group interfacial area transport equation, i.e., spherical/distorted bubbles as Group 1 and cap/churn-turbulent bubbles as Group 2. The acquired parameters are time-averaged local void fraction, interfacial velocity, bubble number frequency, interfacial area concentration, and bubble Sauter mean diameter for both groups of bubbles. Also, the line-averaged and area-averaged data are presented and discussed. The comparisons of these parameters at different elevations demonstrate the development of interfacial structure along the flow direction due to bubble interactions. (authors)

Xiaodong Sun; Seungjin Kim; Ling Cheng; Mamoru Ishii [Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States); Beus, Stephen G. [Bechtel Bettis, Inc., Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Post Office Box 79, West Mifflin, PA 15122-0079 (United States)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Bionics in textiles: flexible and translucent thermal insulations for solar thermal applications  

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...translucent thermal insulations for solar thermal applications Thomas Stegmaier...Denkendorf73770 Denkendorf, Germany Solar thermal collectors used at present consist...transparent thermal insulation|solar thermal collector| 1. Introduction...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

CALIFORNIA SOLAR INITIATIVE-THERMAL PROGRAMHANDBOOK  

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CALIFORNIA SOLAR INITIATIVE-THERMAL PROGRAMHANDBOOK CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES California Solar Initiative Thermal Program Handbook i 1. Introduction to CSI-Thermal Program ..........................................................................3 2.1 Participants in the CSI-Thermal Program

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Thermomechanical measurements on thermal microactuators.  

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Due to the coupling of thermal and mechanical behaviors at small scales, a Campaign 6 project was created to investigate thermomechanical phenomena in microsystems. This report documents experimental measurements conducted under the auspices of this project. Since thermal and mechanical measurements for thermal microactuators were not available for a single microactuator design, a comprehensive suite of thermal and mechanical experimental data was taken and compiled for model validation purposes. Three thermal microactuator designs were selected and fabricated using the SUMMiT V{sup TM} process at Sandia National Laboratories. Thermal and mechanical measurements for the bent-beam polycrystalline silicon thermal microactuators are reported, including displacement, overall actuator electrical resistance, force, temperature profiles along microactuator legs in standard laboratory air pressures and reduced pressures down to 50 mTorr, resonant frequency, out-of-plane displacement, and dynamic displacement response to applied voltages.

Baker, Michael Sean; Epp, David S.; Serrano, Justin Raymond; Gorby, Allen D.; Phinney, Leslie Mary

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Thermal and non-thermal energies in solar flares  

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The energy of the thermal flare plasma and the kinetic energy of the non-thermal electrons in 14 hard X-ray peaks from 9 medium-sized solar flares have been determined from RHESSI observations. The emissions have been carefully separated in the spectrum. The turnover or cutoff in the low-energy distribution of electrons has been studied by simulation and fitting, yielding a reliable lower limit to the non-thermal energy. It remains the largest contribution to the error budget. Other effects, such as albedo, non-uniform target ionization, hot target, and cross-sections on the spectrum have been studied. The errors of the thermal energy are about equally as large. They are due to the estimate of the flare volume, the assumption of the filling factor, and energy losses. Within a flare, the non-thermal/thermal ratio increases with accumulation time, as expected from loss of thermal energy due to radiative cooling or heat conduction. Our analysis suggests that the thermal and non-thermal energies are of the same magnitude. This surprising result may be interpreted by an efficient conversion of non-thermal energy to hot flare plasma.

Pascal Saint-Hilaire; Arnold O. Benz

2005-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

478

Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management Systems (VTMS) Analysis...  

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Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration Characterization and Development of Advanced Heat Transfer Technologies...

479

Ultratough, Thermally Stable Polycrystalline Diamond/Silicon...  

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Ultratough, Thermally Stable Polycrystalline DiamondSilicon Carbide Nanocomposites for Drill Bits Ultratough, Thermally Stable Polycrystalline DiamondSilicon Carbide...

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Report on workshop on thermal property measurements  

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Results of thermogravimetric analysis of basalt is discussed. Heat capacity, thermal conductivity and thermal expansion are specifically addressed. (CBS)

Robertson, E.C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Thermally switchable dielectrics  

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Precursor polymers to conjugated polymers, such as poly(phenylene vinylene), poly(poly(thiophene vinylene), poly(aniline vinylene), and poly(pyrrole vinylene), can be used as thermally switchable capacitor dielectrics that fail at a specific temperature due to the non-conjugated precursor polymer irreversibly switching from an insulator to the conjugated polymer, which serves as a bleed resistor. The precursor polymer is a good dielectric until it reaches a specific temperature determined by the stability of the leaving groups. Conjugation of the polymer backbone at high temperature effectively disables the capacitor, providing a `built-in` safety mechanism for electronic devices.

Dirk, Shawn M.; Johnson, Ross S.

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

482

A Numerical Method for DNS/LES of Turbulent Reacting Flows Jeff Doom, Yucheng Hou & Krishnan Mahesh  

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of the solution. Turbulent combustion can occur at very low Mach numbers (e.g. gas-turbine combustors at low thicknesses. Turbulence introduces its own range of length and time-scales. Furthermore the nonlinear nature

Mahesh, Krishnan

483

Efficient Parallel Implementation of a Hybrid Finite-Volume/Particle Method for the PDF Equations of Turbulent Reactive Flows  

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combustion engines, gas turbines, furnaces etc. The computational modelling of turbulent reacting flows pollutant emissions, reduce design costs and development times. However, turbulent combustion remains one strategies: multiple independent simulations, particle partitioning and mesh work partitioning are described

484

Terrain-Induced Turbulence Intensity during Tropical Cyclone Passage as Determined from Airborne, Ground-Based, and Remote Sensing Sources  

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Low-level turbulence [rapid headwind fluctuations below 1600 ft (500 m)] poses potential safety hazards to landing/departing aircraft and is capable of disrupting air traffic. Timely, accurate alerts of low-level turbulence require reliable ...

Kai-Kwong Hon; Pak-Wai Chan

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Resolved Turbulence Characteristics in Large-Eddy Simulations Nested within Mesoscale Simulations Using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model  

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One-way concurrent nesting within the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF) is examined for conducting large-eddy simulations (LES) nested within mesoscale simulations. Wind speed, spectra, and resolved turbulent stresses and turbulence ...

Jeff Mirocha; Branko Kosovi?; Gokhan Kirkil

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Center for Turbulence Research Proceedings of the Summer Program 2008  

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of plasmas in thermal and chemical non-equilibrium. Finally, derivation of the Saha equation, describing chem. Massot a suitable thermodynamics for plasmas and extend the Saha equation to thermal non- equilibrium plasmas for atmospheric entry flows based on kinetic theory By B. Graille, T. E. Magin AND M. Massot We

Prinz, Friedrich B.

487

Thermal and non-thermal energies in solar flares  

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The energy of the thermal flare plasma and the kinetic energy of the non-thermal electrons in 14 hard X-ray peaks from 9 medium-sized solar flares have been determined from RHESSI observations. The emissions have been carefully separated in the spectrum. The turnover or cutoff in the low-energy distribution of electrons has been studied by simulation and fitting, yielding a reliable lower limit to the non-thermal energy. It remains the largest contribution to the error budget. Other effects, such as albedo, non-uniform target ionization, hot target, and cross-sections on the spectrum have been studied. The errors of the thermal energy are about equally as large. They are due to the estimate of the flare volume, the assumption of the filling factor, and energy losses. Within a flare, the non-thermal/thermal ratio increases with accumulation time, as expected from loss of thermal energy due to radiative cooling or heat conduction. Our analysis suggests that the thermal and non-thermal energies are of the same m...

Saint-Hilaire, P; Saint-Hilaire, Pascal; Benz, Arnold O.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

High Temperature Thermal Array for Next Generation Solar Thermal...  

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A 10% increase in shaft work is directly attributable to modified thermal heat capacity Engineering HTF Specific heat yields modified power output. 27 127 227 327 427 527...

489

Mathematical modelling of Inconel 718 particles in HVOF thermal spraying  

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High velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) thermal spray technology is able to produce very dense coating without over-heating powder particles. The quality of coating is directly related to the particle parameters such as velocity, temperature and state of melting or solidification. In order to obtain this particle data, mathematical models are developed to predict particle dynamic behaviour in a liquid fuelled high velocity oxy-fuel thermal spray gun. The particle transport equations are solved in a Lagrangian manner and coupled with the three-dimensional, chemically reacting, turbulent gas flow. The melting and solidification within particles as a result of heat exchange with the surrounding gas flow is solved numerically. The in-flight particle characteristics of Inconel 718 are studied and the effects of injection parameters on particle behavior are examined. The computational results show that the particles smaller than 10 ?m undergo melting and solidification prior to impact while the particle larger than 20 ?m never reach liquid state during the process.

S. Kamnis; S. Gu; N. Zeoli

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Gasdynamic Model of Turbulent Combustion in TNT Explosions  

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A model is proposed to simulate turbulent combustion in confined TNT explosions. It is based on: (i) the multi-component gasdynamic conservation laws, (ii) a fast-chemistry model for TNT-air combustion, (iii) a thermodynamic model for frozen reactants and equilibrium products, (iv) a high-order Godunov scheme providing a non-diffusive solution of the governing equations, and (v) an ILES approach whereby adaptive mesh refinement is used to capture the energy bearing scales of the turbulence on the grid. Three-dimensional numerical simulations of explosion fields from 1.5-g PETN/TNT charges were performed. Explosions in six different chambers were studied: three calorimeters (volumes of 6.6-l, 21.2-l and 40.5-l with L/D = 1), and three tunnels (L/D = 3.8, 4.65 and 12.5 with volumes of 6.3-l) - to investigate the influence of chamber volume and geometry on the combustion process. Predicted pressures histories were quite similar to measured pressure histories for all cases studied. Experimentally, mass fraction of products, Y{sub p}{sup exp}, reached a peak value of 88% at an excess air ratio of twice stoichiometric, and then decayed with increasing air dilution; mass fractions Y{sub p}{sup calc} computed from the numerical simulations followed similar trends. Based on this agreement, we conclude that the dominant effect that controls the rate of TNT combustion with air is the turbulent mixing rate; the ILES approach along with the fast-chemistry model used here adequately captures this effect.

Kuhl, A L; Bell, J B; Beckner, V E

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

491

Gyrokinetic Particle Simulation of Turbulent Transport in Burning Plasmas  

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The three-year project GPS-TTBP resulted in over 152 publications and 135 presentations. This summary focuses on the scientific progress made by the project team. A major focus of the project was on the physics intrinsic rotation in tokamaks. Progress included the first ever flux driven study of net intrinsic spin-up, mediated by boundary effects (in collaboration with CPES), detailed studies of the microphysics origins of the Rice scaling, comparative studies of symmetry breaking mechanisms, a pioneering study of intrinsic torque driven by trapped electron modes, and studies of intrinsic rotation generation as a thermodynamic engine. Validation studies were performed with C-Mod, DIII-D and CSDX. This work resulted in very successful completion of the FY2010 Theory Milestone Activity for OFES, and several prominent papers of the 2008 and 2010 IAEA Conferences. A second major focus was on the relation between zonal flow formation and transport non-locality. This culminated in the discovery of the ExB staircase - a conceptually new phenomenon. This also makes useful interdisciplinary contact with the physics of the PV staircase, well-known in oceans and atmospheres. A third topic where progress was made was in the simulation and theory of turbulence spreading. This work, now well cited, is important for understanding the dynamics of non-locality in turbulent transport. Progress was made in studies of conjectured non-diffusive transport in trapped electron turbulence. Pioneering studies of ITB formation, coupling to intrinsic rotation and hysteresis were completed. These results may be especially significant for future ITER operation. All told, the physics per dollar performance of this project was quite good. The intense focus was beneficial and SciDAC resources were essential to its success.

Diamond, P.H.; Lin, Z.; Wang, W.; Horton, W.; Klasky, S.; Decyk, V.; Ma, K.-L.; Chames, J.; Adams, M.

2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

492

Assessment of Combustion and Turbulence Models for the Simulation of Combustion Processes in a DI Diesel Engine  

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Various applied combustion and turbulence models were investigated along with chemical kinetic mechanisms simulating a biodiesel-fueled engine

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The Effects of Turbulence on the Aerodynamics of Oscillating Fred L. Haan, Jr a  

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The Effects of Turbulence on the Aerodynamics of Oscillating Prisms Fred L. Haan, Jr a , Ahsan ABSTRACT: This experimental study, focusing on the effects of turbulence on long-span bridge aerodynamics and the spanwise correlation of the overall aerodynamic lift and moment. This exami- nation was conducted

Kareem, Ahsan

494

The influence of a magnetic field on turbulent heat transfer of a high Prandtl number fluid  

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The influence of a magnetic field on turbulent heat transfer of a high Prandtl number fluid H magnetic field on the local and average heat transfer of an electrically conducting, turbulent fluid flow with high Prandtl number was studied experimentally. The mechanism of heat transfer modification due

Abdou, Mohamed

495

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TURBULENT HEAT TRANSFER OF HIGH PRANDTL NUMBER FLUID FLOW UNDER STRONG MAGNETIC FIELD  

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EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF TURBULENT HEAT TRANSFER OF HIGH PRANDTL NUMBER FLUID FLOW UNDER to the heat transfer characteristic: Flibe is a high Prandtl number fluid. For high Prandtl number fluid, there is a severe limitation of temperature window due to its high melting point. The turbulent heat transfer is

Abdou, Mohamed