Travelling perturbations in sheared flows: sudden transition infrequency and phase speed asymptotics

Tipo di pubblicazione: Articolo in atti di convegno
Tipologia MIUR: Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding) > Abstract in atti di convegno
Titolo: Travelling perturbations in sheared flows: sudden transition infrequency and phase speed asymptotics
Autori: S. Scarsoglio, F. De Santi, D. Tordella
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Tipo di referee: Comitato scientifico
Editore: European Mechanics Society
Titolo del convegno: 9th European Fluid Mechanics Conference (EFMC-9)
Luogo dell'evento: Rome, Italy
Data dell'evento: September 9-13, 2012
Rilevanza dell'evento: Internazionale
Abstract: We present recent findings concerning angular frequency discontinuities in the transient evolution of three-dimensional perturbations in two sheared ows, the plane channel and the wake ows. By carrying out a large number of initial-value problem simulations1;2 we observe a discontinuity which appears toward the end of the perturbation transient life. Both the frequency, ω, and the phase speed, C, decrease to zero when ϕ, the angle of obliquity between the perturbation and the base flow, approaches π/2. A few examples of transient of the frequency are reported in Fig. 1(a-b) for the channel and wake flows, respectively. When the transient is close to the end, the angular frequency suddenly jumps to the asymptotic value, which is in general higher than the transient one. The relative variation between the transient and asymptotic values can change from a few percentages to values up to 30-40%. Whenever it occurs, the emergence of a frequency discontinuity can be considered as a particular range of the temporal evolution which separates the transient (algebraic) dynamics from the asymptotic (exponential) regime. Within this temporal range, the perturbation suddenly changes its behavior by increasing its phase velocity. Independently to what observed for the amplification factor, one can assume that beyond this temporal instant the asymptotic state sets in. The investigation of the dispersion relation, C(k) (see an example in Fig. 1c for the channel ow case), reveals that longitudinal short waves are non-dispersive (C const as k is large enough), while longitudinal long waves and all the perturbations not aligned with the base ow present a dispersive behavior (C varies either with the angle of obliquity, ϕ, or the polar wavenumber, k). Moreover, orthogonal waves (ϕ = π/2), which can experience a quick initial growth of energy, are standing waves (C = 0). This result can be explained in terms of the system symmetry. A possible interpretation for the morphology of turbulent spots 3;4 can be drawn in the case of wall flows
Data: 2012
Status: Pubblicato
Lingua della pubblicazione: Inglese
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Dipartimenti (originale): DIMEAS - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Aerospaziale
Dipartimenti: DISAT - Dipartimento Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia
DIMEAS - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Aerospaziale
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Area disciplinare: Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > FLUIDODINAMICA
Data di deposito: 04 Lug 2012 15:53
Data ultima modifica (IRIS): 26 Feb 2015 18:04:03
Data inserimento (PORTO): 19 Mar 2015 05:47
Permalink: http://porto.polito.it/id/eprint/2498674
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