Direct numerical simulation of a fully developed turbulent channel flow has been carried out at three Reynolds numbers, 180, 395, and 640, based on the friction velocity and the channel half width, in order to investigate very large-scale structures and their effects on the wall shear-stress fluctuations. It is shown that very large-scale structures exist in the outer layer and that they certainly contribute to inner layer structures at high Reynolds number. Moreover, it is revealed that very large-scale structures exist even in the wall shear-stress fluctuations at high Reynolds number, which are essentially associated with the very large-scale structures in the outer layer.
Very Large-Scale Structures and Their Effects on the Wall Shear-Stress Fluctuations in a Turbulent Channel Flow up to
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division April 14, 2003; revised manuscript received February 15, 2004. Associate Editor: T. B. Gatski.
Abe, H., Kawamura, H., and Choi, H. (December 7, 2004). "Very Large-Scale Structures and Their Effects on the Wall Shear-Stress Fluctuations in a Turbulent Channel Flow up to ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. September 2004; 126(5): 835–843. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1789528
Download citation file: