Analysis and modeling of buoyancy-generated turbulence using numerical data Academic Article uri icon


  • Rayleigh-Bernard convection offers a unique flow situation in which buoyancy-generated turbulence can be studied in isolation, free of the complicating influence of shear production of turbulence. The objective of this paper is to examine and model important aspects of buoyancy-generated turbulence using numerical simulation (DNS) data of Rayleigh-Bernard convection. In particular, we examine the pressure-strain and pressure-temperature gradient correlations, turbulent transport of Reynolds stress, and assumptions pertaining to algebraic modeling of thermal flux and Reynolds stress. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

author list (cited authors)

  • Girimaji, S. S., & Balachandar, S.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Girimaji, SS||Balachandar, S

publication date

  • March 1998