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Nonlinear forcing in the resolvent analysis of exact coherent states of the Navier-Stokes equations

Rosenberg, Kevin and McKeon, Beverley J. (2017) Nonlinear forcing in the resolvent analysis of exact coherent states of the Navier-Stokes equations. . (Submitted)

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The resolvent analysis of McKeon & Sharma (2010) recasts the Navier-Stokes equations into an input/output form in which the nonlinear term is treated as a forcing that acts upon the linear dynamics to yield a velocity response. The framework has shown promise with regards to producing low-dimensional representations of exact coherent states. Previous work has focused on a primitive variable output; here we show a velocity-vorticity formulation of the governing equations along with a Helmholtz decomposition of the nonlinear forcing term reveals a simplified input/output form in the resolvent analysis. This approach leads to an improved method for compact representations of exact coherent states for both forcing and response fields, with a significant reduction in degrees of freedom in comparison to the primitive variable approach.

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Additional Information:The authors gratefully acknowledge AFOSR (grant FA 9550-16-1-0361) for the financial support of this work and M.D. Graham and J.S. Park for providing the ECS data.
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA 9550-16-1-0361
Subject Keywords:resolvent, nonlinear forcing, exact coherent states
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:01 Aug 2017 20:10
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