This study experimentally analyzes a turbulent passive scalar field using two-point and three-point correlation functions of the concentration fluctuations. The scalar field was created by the iso-kinetic release of a high Schmidt number dye into a fully developed turbulent boundary layer of an open channel flow. Concentration data at spatially separated measurement points were collected via the planar laser induced fluorescence (PLIF) technique. The current study complements previous research efforts by examining three-point correlations for several configurations in a turbulent shear flow. In the case of two streamwise-aligned points combined with one transversely separated point, contours of the three-point correlation function exhibit the symmetric properties reported in an earlier study of non-shear flow. In a second set of three-point configurations consisting of isosceles and collinear geometries, the influence of the orientation angle between the three-point configuration and the mean concentration gradient varies depending on the specified three-point geometry. The results also suggest that the scaling exponent in the inertial-convective regime is dependent on the injection length scale with weak dependence on the Reynolds number.
Experiments in Fluids – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 28, 2007
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