Lagrangian statistics of fluid-particle velocity and acceleration conditioned on fluctuations of dissipation, enstrophy and pseudo-dissipation representing different characteristics of local relative motion are extracted from a direct numerical simulation database of stationary (forced) homogeneous isotropic turbulence. The grid resolution in the simulations is up to 20483, and the Taylor-scale Reynolds number ranges from about 40 to 650, where characteristics of small-scale intermittency in the Eulerian flow field are well developed. A key joint statistic of the conditioning variables is the dissipation-enstrophy cross-correlation, which is asymmetric, but becomes less so at high Reynolds number. Conditional velocity autocorrelations are consistent with rapid changes in the velocity of fluid particles moving in regions of large velocity gradients. Examination of statistics conditioned upon enstrophy, especially in a local coordinate frame moving with the vorticity vector, and of the centripetal acceleration suggests the presence of vortex-trapping effects which persist for several Kolmogorov time scales. Further results on acceleration statistics and joint velocity-acceleration autocorrelations are also presented to help characterize in detail the properties of a joint stochastic process of velocity, acceleration and the pseudo-dissipation. Together with recent work on Eulerian conditional acceleration and Reynolds-number dependence of basic Lagrangian quantities, the present results are directly useful for the development of a new stochastic model formulated to account for intermittency and Reynolds-number effects as described in detail in a companion paper. © Cambridge University Press 2007.

Lagrangian conditional statistics, acceleration and local relative motion in numerically simulated isotropic turbulence

LAMORGESE, ANDREA
2007

Abstract

Lagrangian statistics of fluid-particle velocity and acceleration conditioned on fluctuations of dissipation, enstrophy and pseudo-dissipation representing different characteristics of local relative motion are extracted from a direct numerical simulation database of stationary (forced) homogeneous isotropic turbulence. The grid resolution in the simulations is up to 20483, and the Taylor-scale Reynolds number ranges from about 40 to 650, where characteristics of small-scale intermittency in the Eulerian flow field are well developed. A key joint statistic of the conditioning variables is the dissipation-enstrophy cross-correlation, which is asymmetric, but becomes less so at high Reynolds number. Conditional velocity autocorrelations are consistent with rapid changes in the velocity of fluid particles moving in regions of large velocity gradients. Examination of statistics conditioned upon enstrophy, especially in a local coordinate frame moving with the vorticity vector, and of the centripetal acceleration suggests the presence of vortex-trapping effects which persist for several Kolmogorov time scales. Further results on acceleration statistics and joint velocity-acceleration autocorrelations are also presented to help characterize in detail the properties of a joint stochastic process of velocity, acceleration and the pseudo-dissipation. Together with recent work on Eulerian conditional acceleration and Reynolds-number dependence of basic Lagrangian quantities, the present results are directly useful for the development of a new stochastic model formulated to account for intermittency and Reynolds-number effects as described in detail in a companion paper. © Cambridge University Press 2007.
Yeung, P. K; Pope, S. B.; Kurth, E. A.; Lamorgese, Andrea
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