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Non-equilibrium scaling laws in axisymmetric turbulent wakes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 September 2015

T. Dairay
Affiliation:
Turbulence, Mixing and Flow Control Group, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
M. Obligado
Affiliation:
Turbulence, Mixing and Flow Control Group, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
J. C. Vassilicos*
Affiliation:
Turbulence, Mixing and Flow Control Group, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
*
Email address for correspondence: j.c.vassilicos@imperial.ac.uk

Abstract

We present a combined direct numerical simulation and hot-wire anemometry study of an axisymmetric turbulent wake. The data lead to a revised theory of axisymmetric turbulent wakes which relies on the mean streamwise momentum and turbulent kinetic energy equations, self-similarity of the mean flow, turbulent kinetic energy, Reynolds shear stress and turbulent dissipation profiles, non-equilibrium dissipation scalings and an assumption of constant anisotropy. This theory is supported by the present data up to a distance of 100 times the wake generator’s size, which is as far as these data extend.

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© 2015 Cambridge University Press 

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