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Conserved scalar mixing in a confined-opposed-jets flow

Abstract : The focus of this paper is on the mixing of a conserved passive scalar for Sc = 1 (Sc is the Schmidt number) in axisymmetric turbulence for which the initial injections of turbulent kinetic energy and scalar variance are similar. Two confined-opposed-jets (COJ) are experimentally studied through simultaneous PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) and PLIF (Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence) measurements, for different flow regimes. One-point transport equation for the scalar variance is assessed through experimental data, along the common axis of the two opposed jets, and different physical phenomena are revealed (production, diffusion, dissipation). The production of scalar variance is equilibrated by the diffusion term (∼ 75%) and the mean dissipation of the scalar variance ∼ 25%. To further assess the scalar behaviour at each scale in this anisotropic, but axisymmetric, flow, a scale-by-scale scalar variance budget equation is derived for axisymmetric turbulence. This equation reduces to Yaglom's 4/3 law, under additional restrictions. The equation is assessed through experimental data, in the impingement region between the two confined-opposed-jets. In particular, the anisotropic energy transfer along different directions is quantified. It is shown that for scales smaller than the size of the central region, ∆, the cascade of the scalar variance is completely inhibited, independently of the particular direction. For scales larger than ∆, the apparent aspect of the energy transfer is that of an inverse cascade, with positive values of the scalar variance transfer. Nonetheless, inhomogeneity of the flow and mixing at those scales is directly responsible for these positive values.
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J.-F. Krawczynski, A. Bouha, B Renou, L Danaila. Conserved scalar mixing in a confined-opposed-jets flow. Journal of Turbulence, Taylor & Francis, 2015, 16 (12), pp.1139-1160. ⟨10.1080/14685248.2015.1066012⟩. ⟨hal-01429845⟩



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