The effect of the Taylor-Görtler vortex on Reynolds stress transport in the rotating turbulent channel flow

Yang Zixuan, Cui Guixiang, Xu Chunxiao, Shao Liang, Zhang Zhaoshun

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Abstract

We investigates the effect of Taylor-Görtler vortex on the Reynolds stress transport in the rotating turbulent channel flow by direct numerical simulation. The Taylor-Görtler vortex is detected by longitudinal average of velocity fluctuation in the channel and defined as TG fluctuation. It has been found that turbulent diffusion is significant in the Reynolds stress transportation at the suction side of rotating turbulent channel in contrast with the turbulent channel flow without rotation and Taylor-Görtler vortex plays an important role in the turbulent diffusion in Reynolds stress transport. The paper focuses on the low and moderate rotation number, but the effect of the rotation number on the Reynolds stress transport is also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-734
Number of pages10
JournalScience China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 10872109, 10828204 and 10925210) and the sponsor from the Sino-French Laboratory LIAMA (97-03).

Keywords

  • Budget of reynolds stress transportation
  • Rotating turbulent channel flow
  • Taylor-görtler vortex
  • Turbulent diffusion

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