This study focuses on fundamental issues regarding multiscale and multiresolution geometrical properties of turbulent scalar fields and interfaces. The probability density function of the scalar field is examined in terms of geometrical properties of the turbulent interfaces using a high-resolution experimental database of fully-developed turbulent scalar fields in jets at a Reynolds number of Re = 20,000. The pdf is found to exhibit significant robustness to resolution scale. The multiscale properties of the volume of fluid regions enclosed by outer turbulent interfaces are also investigated. The enclosed interfacial volume appears to be significantly robust to the resolution scale as well. An explanation for this behavior is proposed in terms of the opposite effects of protrusions of the scalar interface compared to indentations, which provide positive and negative contributions to the volume respectively. This is in contrast to the interfacial surface area for which protrusions and indentations both have additive contributions.
Multiscale Aspects and Resolution Robustness of Turbulent Scalar Fields and Interfaces
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Piatrovich, S, & Catrakis, HJ. "Multiscale Aspects and Resolution Robustness of Turbulent Scalar Fields and Interfaces." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2007 5th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference. Volume 1: Symposia, Parts A and B. San Diego, California, USA. July 30–August 2, 2007. pp. 1087-1096. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2007-37093
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