Temperature fluctuation scaling in reacting boundary layers

M. Pino Martin, Graham V. Candler

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Abstract

The direct numerical simulation (DNS) data of a turbulent, reacting boundary layer is used to study the turbulence-chemistry interaction and the scaling of the temperature fluctuations. We find that there is a feedback between the turbulence and the chemical reactions. Temperature fluctuations increase the reaction rates. Endothermic reactions reduce the magnitude of the temperature fluctuations. However, the turbulent boundary layer is self-sustained and the magnitude of the temperature fluctuations is maintained. Exothermic reactions increase the magnitude of the temperature fluctuations. The reactions cause localized compressions and expansions that feed the turbulent kinetic energy. The evolution equations for the turbulent energy show that the feedback takes place through the transport and production terms. The data reveals a physically consistent relation between the temperature variance and the mean flow parameters. These results are consistent with those previously found in reacting isotropic turbulence.1,2

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event15th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference 2001 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2001Jun 14 2001

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Other15th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference 2001
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period6/11/016/14/01

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