On the redistributions of turbulence in swirling shear flow
Abstract
A local equilibrium solution for the turbulent stresses in axisymmetric turbulent swirling shear flow is used together with an analogy with the second law of thermodynamics to evaluate the rate of the redistribution of velocity fluctuations. Some experimental evidence supporting the model is discussed and a possible explanation for the broadening of the swirling jet is suggested. Significant problemdependent variations in the rate of redistribution are shown and the universality of the model coefficients is discussed.
 Publication:

Israel Journal of Technology
 Pub Date:
 1980
 Bibcode:
 1980IsJT...18..127N
 Keywords:

 Axisymmetric Flow;
 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Equilibrium Equations;
 Shear Flow;
 Swirling;
 Turbulent Flow;
 Anisotropic Fluids;
 Boundary Layer Flow;
 Flow Coefficients;
 Flow Velocity;
 Jet Flow;
 Reynolds Stress;
 Thermodynamic Equilibrium;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer