TY - JOUR

T1 - Structure function tensor scaling in the logarithmic region derived from the attached eddy model of wall-bounded turbulent flows

AU - Yang, X. I.A.

AU - Baidya, R.

AU - Johnson, P.

AU - Marusic, I.

AU - Meneveau, C.

N1 - Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge A. Lozano-Duran for making the DNS data set available and for help accessing it. They acknowledge the financial support of the National Science Foundation, and the Australian Research Council.
Funding Information:
They acknowledge the financial support of the National Science Foundation, and the Australian Research Council.
Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 American Physical Society.

PY - 2017/6

Y1 - 2017/6

N2 - We investigate the scaling of the velocity structure function tensor Dij(r,z) in high Reynolds number wall-bounded turbulent flows, within the framework provided by the Townsend attached eddy hypothesis. Here i,j=1,2,3 denote velocity components in the three Cartesian directions, and r is a general spatial displacement vector. We consider spatial homogeneous conditions in wall-parallel planes and dependence on wall-normal distance is denoted by z. At small scales (r=|r|z) where turbulence approaches local isotropy, Dij(r,z) can be fully characterized as a function of r and the height-dependent dissipation rate ϵ(z), using the classical Kolmogorov scalings. At larger distances in the logarithmic range, existing previous studies have focused mostly on the scaling of Dij for r in the streamwise direction and for the streamwise velocity component (i=j=1) only. No complete description is available for Dij(r,z) for all i,j, and r directions. In this paper we show that the hierarchical random additive process model for turbulent fluctuations in the logarithmic range (a model based on the Townsend's attached eddy hypothesis) may be used to make new predictions on the scaling of Dij(r,z) for all velocity components and in all two-point displacement directions. Some of the generalized scaling relations of Dij(r,z) in the logarithmic region are then compared to available data. Nevertheless, a number of predictions cannot yet be tested in detail, due to a lack of simultaneous two-point measurements with arbitrary cross-plane displacements, calling for further experiments to be conducted at high Reynolds numbers.

AB - We investigate the scaling of the velocity structure function tensor Dij(r,z) in high Reynolds number wall-bounded turbulent flows, within the framework provided by the Townsend attached eddy hypothesis. Here i,j=1,2,3 denote velocity components in the three Cartesian directions, and r is a general spatial displacement vector. We consider spatial homogeneous conditions in wall-parallel planes and dependence on wall-normal distance is denoted by z. At small scales (r=|r|z) where turbulence approaches local isotropy, Dij(r,z) can be fully characterized as a function of r and the height-dependent dissipation rate ϵ(z), using the classical Kolmogorov scalings. At larger distances in the logarithmic range, existing previous studies have focused mostly on the scaling of Dij for r in the streamwise direction and for the streamwise velocity component (i=j=1) only. No complete description is available for Dij(r,z) for all i,j, and r directions. In this paper we show that the hierarchical random additive process model for turbulent fluctuations in the logarithmic range (a model based on the Townsend's attached eddy hypothesis) may be used to make new predictions on the scaling of Dij(r,z) for all velocity components and in all two-point displacement directions. Some of the generalized scaling relations of Dij(r,z) in the logarithmic region are then compared to available data. Nevertheless, a number of predictions cannot yet be tested in detail, due to a lack of simultaneous two-point measurements with arbitrary cross-plane displacements, calling for further experiments to be conducted at high Reynolds numbers.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.2.064602

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.2.064602

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85035080882

VL - 2

JO - Physical Review Fluids

JF - Physical Review Fluids

SN - 2469-990X

IS - 6

M1 - 064602

ER -