Intermittent nature of acceleration in near wall turbulence

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The behavior of acceleration near a solid wall was discussed using direct numerical simulation of a fully developed turbulent channel flow. It was found that acceleration near the wall was highly intermittent and the intermittency was in large part associated with the near wall organized coherent turbulent structure. The acceleration of large magnitude was mostly directed towards the rotation axis. Analysis shows that source of the intermittent acceleration was the rotational motion associated with the vortices that caused centripetal acceleration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number144502
Pages (from-to)144502-1-144502-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 9

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation through Grant No. R01-2003-000-10142-0. We thank J. Kim and A. M. Reynolds for helpful discussions.

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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