Multi-Scale Flow Control for Efficient Mixing: Simulation of Electromagnetically Forced Turbulent-Like Laminar Flows

  • E. Hascoët
  • L. Rossi
  • J. C. Vassilicos
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We perform Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of electromagnetically fractal-forced and Rayleigh-damped two-dimensional flows. Our simulations show broad band power law energy spectra. When the fractal dimension of the magnets’ distribution is D f =0.5 then p ≈ 2.5 in agreement with previous laboratory experiment. Moreover, when the fractal distribution of magnets is changed, p varies linearly with D f , the fractal dimension of the magnet set up. Hence, fractal control of the energy spectrum is possible.

Key words

Flow control multi-scale body forces 2D DNS mixing laminar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Hascoët
    • 1
  • L. Rossi
    • 1
  • J. C. Vassilicos
    • 1
  1. 1.Turbulence, Mixing and Flow Control Group, Department of AeronauticsImperial CollegeLondonUK

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