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Pair dispersion statistics and coherent structures
Manu Goudar, Gerrit Elsinga
Session: Lagrangian aspects of turbulence 1
Session starts: Wednesday 26 August, 10:30
Presentation starts: 11:30
Room: Room F

Manu Goudar (TU Delft)
Gerrit Elsinga (TU Delft)

Pair dispersion is studied to model scalar transport in many natural and industrial applications. The link between the particle pair dispersion and coherent flow structures is explored in this work. This was done by kinematically simulating tracer particles in an ideal flow structure [Elsinga and Marusic (2010)] extracted from an isotropic turbulent flow. It was found that the variation of the mean and the mean square separation lengths with time were qualitative similar to the results in actual turbulent flows. It was also observed that the quantitative results matched till 4-5 Kolmogrov time units. Ideal structure with two vortices and a shear layer was able to emulate the qualitative results. Is the combination of shear layer and one/two vortices is sufficient or necessary to emulate pair dispersion statistics needs to be studied in the future.