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Vortex tubes, spirals, and large-eddy simulation of turbulence

Pullin, D. I. (2005) Vortex tubes, spirals, and large-eddy simulation of turbulence. In: Tubes, Sheets and Singularities in Fluid Dynamics. Fluid mechanics and its applications. No.71. Kluwer Academic Publishers , Dordrecht, pp. 171-180. ISBN 1402009801.

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Progress in the quantitative modelling of turbulence using vortex-based models of the fine scales is reviewed. Recent work on the calculation of the spectrum of a passive scalar convecting and diffusing within a stretched-spiral vortex is briefly described. This is followed by a discussion of the application of ideas from the study of the vortex structure of the small scales of turbulence to the development of subgrid models for the large-eddy simulation (LES) of turbulent flows at large Reynolds numbers. Examples are given including the LES of rotating and non-rotating plane channel flow and of the mixing of a passive scalar by forced isotropic turbulence.

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Additional Information:© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant CTS-9634222. Useful discussions with P. Dimotakis, T.S. Lundgren and T. Voelkl are gratefully acknowledged.
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Subject Keywords:Axial Velocity; Rotation Number; Suction Side; Vortex Tube; Passive Scalar
Series Name:Fluid mechanics and its applications
Issue or Number:71
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