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Turbulent Duct Flow Controlled with Spanwise Wall Oscillations
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW. KTH, Centres, SeRC - Swedish e-Science Research Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6570-5499
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW. KTH, Centres, SeRC - Swedish e-Science Research Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9627-5903
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2017 (English)In: Flow Turbulence and Combustion, ISSN 1386-6184, E-ISSN 1573-1987, Vol. 99, no 3-4, 787-806 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The spanwise oscillation of channel walls is known to substantially reduce the skin-friction drag in turbulent channel flows. In order to understand the limitations of this flow control approach when applied in ducts, direct numerical simulations of controlled turbulent duct flows with an aspect ratio of A R = 3 are performed. In contrast to channel flows, the spanwise extension of the duct is limited. Therefore, the spanwise wall oscillation either directly interacts with the duct side walls or its spatial extent is limited to a certain region of the duct. The present results show that this spanwise limitation of the oscillating region strongly diminishes the drag reduction potential of the control technique. We propose a simple model that allows estimating the achievable drag reduction rates in duct flows as a function of the width of the duct and the spanwise extent of the controlled region.

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Springer, 2017. Vol. 99, no 3-4, 787-806 p.
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DNS, Control, Oscillating walls, Secondary flow, Duct flow
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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-220481DOI: 10.1007/s10494-017-9846-6ISI: 000416838200012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85028357342OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-220481DiVA: diva2:1170414
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Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationSwedish Research Council
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