Global and local aspects of entrainment in temporal plumes
Dominik Krug, Daniel Chung, Jimmy Philip, Ivan Marusic
JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017
To date, the understanding of the role buoyancy plays in the entrainment process in unstable configurations such as turbulent plumes remains incomplete. Towards addressing this question, we set up a flow in which a plume evolves in time instead of space. We demonstrate that the temporal problem is equivalent to a spatial plume in a strong coflow and address in detail how the temporal plume can be realized via direct numerical simulation. Using numerical data of plume simulations up to Reλ ∼ 100, we show that the entrainment coefficient can be determined consistently using a global entrainment analysis in an integral framework as well as via a local approach. The latter is based on a study of..View full abstract
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This work was supported by resources provided by The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre with funding from the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia. The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council and the University of Melbourne through the McKenzie fellowship.