Linear analysis of non-local physics in homogeneous turbulent flows Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 Author(s). Characterization of non-local physical mechanisms is one of the important challenges toward deeper understanding of turbulent flows. In this investigation, we study the role of pressure in the evolution of three-dimensional incompressible homogeneous turbulent flows. We find that the evolution of turbulence, the nature of inertial physics, and pressure action are dependent on the mean flow invariants. We identify and explain the intercomponent energy transfer induced by the rapid pressure strain correlation for different regimes of flow. Additionally, the structuring effect of pressure on turbulent fluctuations of different alignments is determined and explicated. We exhibit that in regimes of flow where the action of the pressure strain correlation is significant, there is a switching of the flow evolution between diametric stages of evolution. This phenomenon is explained, and its lack of amenability to single-point turbulence modeling is detailed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mishra, A. A., & Girimaji, S.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • March 2019