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Behaviour of turbulent Prandtl/Schmidt number in compressible mixing layer

Javed, Afroz and Rajan, NKS and Chakraborty, Debasis (2015) Behaviour of turbulent Prandtl/Schmidt number in compressible mixing layer. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART G-JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, 229 (7). pp. 1349-1359.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1177/0954410014547441

Abstract

The behaviour of turbulent Prandtl/Schmidt number is explored through the model-free simulation results. It has been observed that compressibility affects the Reynolds scalar flux vectors. Reduced peak values are also observed for compressible convective Mach number mixing layer as compared with the incompressible convective Mach number counterpart, indicating a reduction in the mixing of enthalpy and species. Pr-t and Sc-t variations also indicate a reduction in mixing. It is observed that unlike the incompressible case, it is difficult to assign a constant value to these numbers due to their continuous variation in space. Modelling of Pr-t and Sc-t would be necessary to cater for this continuous spatial variation. However, the turbulent Lewis number is evaluated to be near unity for the compressible case, making it necessary to model only one of the Pr-t and Sc-t..

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Keywords: Compressible mixing layer; turbulent Prandtl; Schmidt number; convective Mach number
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 11:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/51692

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