Accession Number:

AD0758664

Title:

An Analytical Study of Incompressible Free Turbulent Mixing in Adverse and Favorable Pressure Gradients,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

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Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The equations governing free turbulent mixing are derived from the Navier-Stokes equations and transformed into a mathematical plane which is explicitly independent of the eddy viscosity model. The coupled momentum and turbulent kinetic energy equations are analytically solved in the transformed plane by a perturbation technique and subsequently retransformed into physical space based on a hypothesized dependence of the eddy viscosity on the turbulent kinetic energy. The adequacy of a given model in reproducing the velocity and turbulent kinetic energy field is assessed by comparing the results of the analysis with some experimental data of planar turbulent wake mixing in constant adverse and favorable pressure gradients. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE