Quantification of the Full Dissipation Tensor from an L-Shaped SPIV Experiment in the Near Wall Region

  • Jean-Marc FoucautEmail author
  • Christophe Cuvier
  • Michel Stanislas
  • William K. George
Conference paper
Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 23)


An experiment was performed in the LML boundary layer facility to determine all of the derivative moments needed to estimate the dissipation. The Reynolds number was \(Re_\theta = 7500\) or \(Re_\tau = 2300\). A detailed analysis of the errors in derivative measurements was carried out, as well as applying and using consistency checks derived from the continuity equation and a local homogeneity hypothesis. Local homogeneity estimates of the dissipation are accurate everywhere within a few percent. Both local axisymmetry and local isotropy work almost as well outside of \(\mathrm{y}^+ = 100\), but only local axisymmetry provides a reasonable estimate close to the wall.


Turbulent Kinetic Energy Dissipation Rate Turbulent Boundary Layer Wall Distance Wall Unit 
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The work was supported through the International Campus on Safety and Inter modality in Transportation (CISIT). S. Coudert is acknowledged for the participation in the experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Marc Foucaut
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christophe Cuvier
    • 1
  • Michel Stanislas
    • 1
  • William K. George
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole Centrale de LilleLaboratoire de Mécanique de Lille (LML)Villeneuve d’ascqFrance
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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