Influence of upstream perturbations on wall heat transfer via large-scale motions

Venkatesh Pulletikurthi, Suranga Dharmarathne, Fazle Hussain, Luciano Castillo

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We propose a new method to separate the energetic large-scale motions (LSM) and small-scale motions (SSM) using proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) in a turbulent channel flow with spanwise jets for a frictional Reynolds number, Reτ = 394. The results show that the upstream perturbations enhance streamwise heat flux via energetic LSM and also create a secondary peak of scalar production in the log-layer showing that the perturbations alter LSMs to enhance the heat transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Turbulence VIII - Proceedings of the iTi Conference in Turbulence 2018
EditorsRamis Örlü, Alessandro Talamelli, Joachim Peinke, Martin Oberlack
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030221959
StatePublished - 2019
Event8th iTi Conference on Turbulence, 2018 - Bertinoro, Italy
Duration: Sep 3 2018Sep 7 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Other8th iTi Conference on Turbulence, 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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