We derive a system of equations for the statistical moments of a passive scalar dispersed in a turbulent flow from the transport equation of the probability density function. We solve the system through a Green’s function and we obtain a formally exact solution for the statistical moments of the passive scalar concentration. We use this solution to achieve an analytical relationship for the second moment of a passive scalar released from a point source. Comparison with wind-tunnel experiments shows that the relationship is valid also in a neutral turbulent boundary layer if the reflection onto the ground and an appropriate model for the mixing timescale are considered. This approach, combined with a suitable model for the distribution of the concentration, allows the statistics of the passive scalar to be obtained in the whole domain in a closed and ready-to-use form.
|Titolo:||Solution for the statistical moments of scalar turbulence|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.124701|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|