A Statistical Investigation of Shear Turbulence: the ReynoldsStress Transport Equation
Abstract
The Reynoldsstress transport equation is investigated from a statistical viewpoint. Each term in the equation is evaluated from a shearturbulence theory (A. Yoshizawa: J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 47 (1979) 1665 and 50 (1981) 1792), which is based on the scale separation as to mean and fluctuating fields as well as Kraichnan’s propagatorrenormalization formalism or the directinteraction approximation (R. H. Kraichnan: J. Fluid Mech. 5 (1959) 417 and 83 (1977) 349). The detailed discussion is made on the modelling of the pressurestrain correlation or the socalled redistribution term in the transport equation, in relation to the turbulence closure modelling.
 Publication:

Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
 Pub Date:
 February 1982
 DOI:
 10.1143/JPSJ.51.658
 Bibcode:
 1982JPSJ...51..658Y
 Keywords:

 Reynolds Stress;
 Shear Flow;
 Turbulent Flow;
 Statistical Analysis;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer