Lagrangian analysis of turbulent rotating convection

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This study aims to explore how the flow transition from one state to the other in rotating convection will affect the Lagrangian statistics of (fluid) particles. 3D Particle Tracking Velocimetry (3D-PTV) is employed in a water-filled cylindrical tank of equal height and diameter 200 mm. The measurements are performed in the central volume of 50 × 50 × 50 mm3 at a Rayleigh number Ra = 1.28 × 109 and Prandtl number Pr = 6.7. We are reporting the velocity and acceleration pdfs for different Rossby numbers. For different rotation rates, the transverse velocity pdfs show a Gaussian distribution. The vertical velocity pdf has slightly wider tails for stationary and high rotation rate cases, while it approaches the Gaussian distribution for intermediate rotation rates. The acceleration pdfs have significantly wider tails in comparison to those of a Gaussian distribution which is similar to the other turbulent flows. Increasing rotation results in less intermittency in vertical acceleration in the center of RB.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event15th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2015 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Aug 201528 Aug 2015
Conference number: 15


Conference15th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2015
Abbreviated titleETC
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